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Delaware County: Hopkinton
GPS Coordinates: 42.345000 by -91.243450
Civil War Monument
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This attractive monument is located in the central courtyard of old Lenox College (named Bowen Collegiate Institute at the time of the CW). The college operated from 1859 to 1944. Several of the old buildings still exist and are on the National Register of Historic Places. The monument is one of the oldest in the country, dedicated November 17, 1865. Many of the students enlisted and the monument is dedicated to them. The 44 fallen soldiers are inscribed on the four sides of the Monument - 11 of these are shown in the 2nd photo. Many were in the Iowa 21st. The inscriptions of soldiers are reasonably clear considering the age of the monument. Dr. Mary Edwards Walker, the only female recipient of the Medal of Honor, was a student here in 1860. The remarkable final photo appears to show the dedication on November 17, 1865. The college is visible on the north side of Highway 38. The first photo was taken 9/18/10 - the others 10/28/20. Thanks to Danny Krock for providing a copy of the old photo.