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Linn County: Marion
GPS Coordinates: 42.027733 by -91.601600
Rebecca Alexander Memorial
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This is a memorial stone in Oak Shade Cemetery placed by the Daughters of Union Veterans in honor of their mentor Rebecca Alexander (1839-1911). She was active in the WRC and the widow of A. P. Alexander, a Civil War Veteran who is buried near-by. She was not a nurse in the Civil War and we are not certain what the "Grand Army Nurse" on the memorial refers to. Thanks to Steve Hanken for the notification of this monument. Also, thank you to James Johnston, a SUVCW member from Marion, for providing information.
Oak Shade Cemetery is in the SW part of town - take 7th Street south to the cemetery. The memorial is located in Divison A along the road. Photos taken 8/24/10.