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Cedar County: Tipton
GPS Coordinates: 41.837400 by -91.157500
Memorial Plaque and Freedom Rock - Pitt B. Herington
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Pitt B. Herington, 11th Iowa Infantry, was awarded the Medal of Honor for bravery in going between battle lines to rescue a wounded comrade at Kennesaw Mountain, Georgia on June 15, 1864. He was from the region near the Red Oak Grove Presbyterian Church and Cemetery in Cedar County. This memorial plaque was placed by the Cedar County Historical Society and dedicated on July 5, 2015. The memorial is on a boulder at the foot of the steps of the wonderfully restored Church which is on the National Register of Historical Places. The photos were taken 6/24/16. Go 3.5 miles north of Tipton on Highway 38 - then west on 175th Street to the Church. After the War, Herington farmed in Illinois and is buried in Clinton, Illinois - refer to the Clinton site showing his tombstone and Medal of Honor plaque.
In August, 2020, it was noticed there was a Freedom Rock in front of the Cedar County Courthouse in Tipton that highlighted Pitt Herington. The Freedom Rocks are located throughout Iowa and are painted by artist Ray "Bubba" Sorensen. There is a near-by display board that provides excellent information. The GPS refers to the plaque at the Church. The Rock is located off Highway 38 at the Courthouse just north of the Business District.