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Benton County: Vinton
GPS Coordinates: 42.161316 by -92.009716

Gov. Buren Sherman
Gov. Sherman (1836-1904) was a Civil War Veteran who served in the 13th Iowa Infantry Regiment. He was wounded at Shiloh on April 6, 1862 and promoted to Captain shortly afterwards. He resigned from the Army about a year later due to his injury. He was a lawyer who served as a Judge and State Auditor and then as Governor from 1882 - 1886. Note the braille on the lower part of the monument - Vinton was the location for the School for the Blind. He is buried in Evergreen Cemetery in Vinton. Take East 9th Street east to the cemetery. He is buried in a grove of large pine trees straight west of the Soldiers Monument. Photo taken 10/4/19.

Gov. Buren Sherman