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Lee County: Keokuk
GPS Coordinates: 40.399916 by -91.403816
Soldier Monument at National Cemetery
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This is a nice monument at Keokuk’s National Cemetery. Keokuk had several hospitals during the Civil War and there were many deaths of soldiers there. The monument is granite and about 30 feet high. It was erected by the WRC in 1912. The cemetery is in the SW part of town. Take 18th Street south off Main. The National Cemetery is adjacent to Oakland Cemetery. Photo taken 12/29/07. There is also a unique Unknown Soldier plaque and a Gettysburg Address plaque shown. These photos were taken 8/6/11. The cornerstone of the Estes House is also here in the cemetery - see the Estes House which is listed as a separate monument.