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Dubuque County: Dubuque
GPS Coordinates: 42.524866 by -90.664833

Civil War Soldier and Mortars
There is a soldier monument and two mortars in the Linwood Cemetery in Dubuque. The monument is granite and 24 feet high. The monument was dedicated on November 5, 1884 with 10,000 people in attendance. Andrew Young McDonald, a twice wounded CW Veteran, was the speaker of the day. Battles shown around the monument include Antietam, Gettysburg, Atlanta, Vicksburg, Appomattox, Mobile Bay, Shiloh and Wilson's Creek. The phrase shown on the monument is from Theodore O'Hara's poem. The nicely mounted mortars are 8 inch siege mortars, M1861. Both were cast at the Fort Pitt Foundry in 1864. The markings on the muzzle face are from the cannon in front of the monument. Linwood Cemetery is off Windsor Avenue in the north central part of the city. From downtown, take White Street north to E22nd St. - then east to Windsor Avenue - then north to the cemetery. To find the monument - take the road on the right of the flagpole at the entrance - then turn left at the next road and the monument is at the top of the hill. The first photo and the mortars were taken 7/23/08. The others were taken 6/17/17. Thanks to Jo Porter for providing historical information.

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