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Taylor County: Gravity
GPS Coordinates: 40.767010 by -94.747100
Last Soldier Benjamin F. Akers
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Corporal Benjamin Akers (1842-1941) was the last living soldier of Taylor County. He served in Company A, 22nd Iowa Infantry. On October 14, 2017, members of the SUVCW Kinsman Camp placed a Last Soldier marker and conducted a dedication before a large crowd and many relatives. The photo shows descendants of Corporal Akers. Washington Cemetery is located just NW of Gravity. The gravesite is on the right side of the south road. Photos taken 10/14/17.