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Buchanan County: Independence
GPS Coordinates: 42.463100 by -91.892217
E. C. Little GAR Plot
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This burial plot is located in Oakwood Cemetery in Independence. While not really a monument, the plot is outlined by stones and has a number of Civil War Veterans buried there, including an unknown soldier. The American Legion Flagpole is in the center of the plot. Edmund C. Little was a member of Co. C, 9th Iowa Infantry Regiment. He enlisted as a Corporal and later was promoted to Captain. He was wounded at Vicksburg on May 22, 1863 and was discharged for wounds on February 3, 1864. Some sources show his date of birth as March 11, 1845 - if so, he would have been age 16 at enlistment and a few days short of his 18th birthday when he was promoted to Captain. The GAR Post in Independence was also named in his honor. He died in 1874. Oakwood Cemetery is on the south side of town on Highway 150 or 3rd Ave SE. Thank you to Leanne Harrison for this notification - she reports that a Memorial Day service is held here each year. Photo taken 9/17/11.