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Wapello County: Chillicothe
GPS Coordinates: 41.097566 by -92.519966
Memorial to Oldest Civil War Soldier
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Curtis King, age 80, was a member of the Iowa 37th Infantry Regiment, the famed “Graybeard Regiment.” It is believed that he was the oldest Civil War soldier. He served several months and was discharged for disability in March, 1863. He farmed near Chillicothe and, according to his family, had 3 wives and 21 children. This memorial has his tombstone and a plaque. It is located about 7 miles south of Eddyville on the south side of Highway 63. Watch for a sign “Historical Marker.” Photos taken 12/14/07 and 1/6/08. The final photo was taken 4/19/13 at an SUVCW dedication ceremony at the gravesite.