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Davis County: Bloomfield
GPS Coordinates: 40.755433 by -92.413450
General James Weaver Home, Plaque and Freedom Rock
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James Weaver enlisted in the 2nd Iowa Infantry Regiment as a Private and eventually became a Colonel and commanded the regiment. Later he became a brevet Brigadier General. After the war, he was active in Iowa politics and twice ran unsuccessfully for President as the nominee for the Greenback Party in 1880 and the Populist Party in 1892. Today the impressive Weaver home is a bread and breakfast. There is also a plaque in a small park directly across the street from the home - the GPS reading is set on the plaque. The plaque and home are on Highway 63 in the north part of Bloomfield. Photos taken 11/26/08 and 9/25/18. In 2016 a Freedom Rock was painted by Ray "Bubba" Sorensen that features General Weaver on the west side of the Rock. It is located on Main Street in Drakesville, just a few miles NW of Bloomfield. This photo taken 8/21/20.
General Weaver is buried in Woodland Cemetery in Des Moines. See "Civil War Generals Woodland Cemetery" in Polk County.