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Cass County: Lewis
GPS Coordinates: 41.304833 by -95.078583
Monument for Iowa 23rd Infantry Regiment
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Company I of the Iowa 23rd was mustered on this spot at the courtyard square at Lewis, the former county seat of Cass County. All 97 men in Company I were from Cass County. The Iowa 23rd was best known for their heroic action at Big Black River on May 17, 1863 in the Vicksburg Campaign. The SUVCW Kinsman Camp #23 presented the monument to the City of Lewis. The SUVCW dedication was September 27, 2008. The location, now known as East Park, is at Fifth and Court on the east side of town. Photos taken 9/27/08. On a subsequent visit it was noted that an impressive new Veterans memorial was constructed in the NE corner of the Park. This includes a "Freedom Rock" by artist Ray "Bubba" Sorensen - one side of the rock has a painting of the 23rd Iowa. This photo was taken 5/12/18.