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Yellow Spring Township Civil War Monument

 
 
Yellow Spring Township Civil War Monument<br>(<i>east side</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 25, 2021
1. Yellow Spring Township Civil War Monument
(east side)
Inscription.  
[east side]
To the memory of our
brave soldiers
from Yellow Spring
Township who died
in the service of their country, and their comrades.

Dedicated July 4, 1866


[north side]
Co. C 30th Iowa Inf.
Wm. F. Long • Mort E. Higgerson • John Nelson • Thos. S. Canfield • S. S. Perry • John E. Sheppard • Geo. W. True • John T. Earnest • Patk. Ward • Geo. W. Harris • John Bain
• • •
• Jas. O. Swank • John B. Berry • Wm. Henderson • Oliver H. Davis • Sylvester Bain • A. B. Gillmore • John Bantle • E. T. Huling • Marcus Crawford • A. F. Larkin • Geo. H. Hully • G. J. Ries • Benj. F. Hedges • Wm. Stewart • Giddeon Hedges • Geo. Wilson • Webster M. King • Thos. F. Ramsey


[west side]
11th Iowa Inf. Co. F
Edward Doran

Co. C 16th Iowa Inf.
Sam F. Paisley

Co. C. 39th Inf.
Isaac Power • Hugh Henderson • Abraham McCullough

Co. G. 45th Iowa Inf.
Silas G. King • Chas. Blake

Co. I 1st Eng. Reg. Mov.
John P. Anderson

Co. F 16th Illinois Inf.
David Crutchfield

Co. D 8th Iowa Cav.
Samuel
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2. Yellow Spring Township Civil War Monument
(north side)
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H. Williams

Co. I. 6th Inf.
John A. Hannum • Wm. W. Sutherland • Henry Leuty • Wm. F. Swank • Merritt Jamison • Ira Linton • Chas. B. Shipman • Horatio P. Jackson • Chas. Fleming

First Battery
Wm. M. Vanzant

2nd Iowa Cav. Co. K
John H. Scott • John Ogle • John Bridwell • John Braden

[south side]
Jas. R. Barnes • Perry W. Johnson • Saml. G. Vannice • Patterson M. Tennant • Saml. B. Jackson • Geo. D. Barnes • John T. Stathers

Co. K. 14th Iowa Ine.
Lawrence H.G. Bruce • Arthur Bridges • Benj. Baker • Wm. Leuty • Jas. Mcclure
• • •
H. D. Leonard • Jason A. Hurd • Ferdinand Gillett • Jas. D. Welch • Henry S. Littler • Wm. H. Agler

11th U.S. Inf.
Saml. H. Creighton • Isaac Williams Jr.
 
Erected 1866.
 
Topics. This memorial monument is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesParks & Recreational AreasPatriots & PatriotismWar, US Civil.
 
Location. 41° 0.539′ N, 91° 8.207′ W. Marker is in Kossuth, Iowa, in Des Moines County. Memorial can be reached from Main Street, 0.1 miles north of Mediapolis Road (County Road H38), on the left when traveling north. Monument is located in Kossuth Memorial Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mediapolis IA 52637, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least
Yellow Spring Township Civil War Monument<br>(<i>west side</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 25, 2021
3. Yellow Spring Township Civil War Monument
(west side)
4 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Des Moines County Freedom Rock Features (approx. 1½ miles away); Norma Jean Elephant (approx. 10.9 miles away in Illinois); Henderson County Covered Bridge (approx. 12.6 miles away in Illinois); Snake Alley (approx. 13.7 miles away).
 
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1. Civil War Monument. This very old memorial is dedicated to Civil War soldiers from Yellow Spring Township. It is a 15 foot monument with 64 soldier inscriptions. It was dedicated on July 4, 1866 and is in outstanding condition considering its age. Kossuth is a small town less than a mile east of Mediapolis. Take Main Street and the monument is in Memorial Park just before you reach the cemetery. (Submitted on September 15, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. Kossuth Civil War Memorial. Located in the park south of Kossuth Cemetery. (Submitted on September 15, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Yellow Spring Township Civil War Monument<br>(<i>south side</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 25, 2021
4. Yellow Spring Township Civil War Monument
(south side)
Yellow Spring Township Civil War Monument<br>(<i>east side detail</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 25, 2021
5. Yellow Spring Township Civil War Monument
(east side detail)
(Good condition after more than 150 years!)
Yellow Spring Township Civil War Monument image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 25, 2021
6. Yellow Spring Township Civil War Monument
Yellow Spring Township Civil War Monument image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 25, 2021
7. Yellow Spring Township Civil War Monument
(looking west from Main Street)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 15, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 14, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 68 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 14, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.   3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on September 15, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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