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Polk County: Des Moines
GPS Coordinates: 41.590900 by -93.645900
Hoyt Sherman Mausoleum in Woodland Cemetery
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Hoyt Sherman (1827-1904) was the younger brother of General William T. Sherman. He was a Major and served as Paymaster for the Union Army. He was a successful banker and insurance executive in Des Moines. The mausoleum is about 15 X 25 feet with a GAR marker at the entrance. It was broken in and vandalized and, as a result, the entrance was closed with blocks. The location in near the east GAR section of the cemetery. Photo taken 9/21/07.
The Sherman name remains prominent in Des Moines today. Hoyt Sherman Place is an art museum and theater. It includes the former home of Sherman. It is in a residential district called Sherman Hill located just west of downtown Des Moines.