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Fayette County: Fayette and Clermont
GPS Coordinates: 42.840250 by -91.800700
Colonel David Henderson
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Colonel Henderson's statue is both at the Henderson-Wilder Library at Upper Iowa University in Fayette and at the old Episcopal Church in Clermont. Henderson was a Lieutenant in the Iowa 12th Infantry Regiment where he was wounded at Ft. Donelson and Corinth. The wound at Corinth required amputation of his foot. Later, he was appointed, at the age of 24, Colonel of the Iowa 46th, a 100 day regiment formed in 1864. He was elected a Representative from Iowa and served as Speaker of the House. The statue in Fayette is at Upper Iowa University at Madison and Washington Streets. The GPS setting is at this location. The 7 foot bronze statue, using the same mold, is also in Clermont on Highway 18 east of the business district. The statue was designed by George Bissell. Col. Henderson is buried in Linwood Cemetery in Dubuque - see the listing in Dubuque County for his memorial there. Photos taken 3/25/08.