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Polk County: Des Moines
GPS Coordinates: 41.627500 by -93.645000
Crocker Memorial Bridge on GAR Highway
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Highway 6 runs coast-to-coast and is named the Grand Army of the Republic Highway. Iowa has also named bridges on the Highway after Iowa CW Generals. There are 11 of these across the state. This one is on the Euclid Avenue Bridge in Des Moines and is named after General Marcellus M. Crocker. There are 29 highway markers - an example is listed under Oakland in Pottawattamie County. Crocker was the Colonel of the 13th Iowa and later was promoted to head the famous "Crocker's Iowa Brigade". He had divison commands during the Atlanta Campaign. He died of tuburculosis August 26, 1865. Also look under Civil War Generals in Woodland Cemetery in Des Moines for more information. Photo taken 8/28/10.