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Dallas County: Wiscotta
GPS Coordinates: 41.583316 by -94.178016
Colonel James Redfield Monument
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Col. Redfield was killed at the Battle of Allatoona Pass on October 5, 1864. He was commanding the Iowa 39th Infantry Regiment and was shot in the foot. He refused to leave his position. Next he was shot in the leg and it was shattered - he still refused to leave his post. Finally he was shot in the heart and killed. His heroic leadership was important in leading the Federal forces to victory in the battle. While the town of Redfield is named after him, he is buried here in the Wiscotta Cemetery. Wiscotta is just south of Redfield - take State Street, a gravel road, to the cemetery. This memorial is in the NW corner of the cemetery. Photos taken 6/24/17.