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Lucas County: Chariton
GPS Coordinates: 41.013500 by -93.309400
Lucas County Civil War Monument
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Over 700 men from Lucas County left to serve in the Civil War. 149 of them gave their lives and are shown on this impressive monument. There are a number of other monuments/memorials dedicated to Veterans from other Wars. Examples shown are a Purple Heart memorial and a replica of the bell from the USS Iowa. Thank you to Earl Comstock for providing information about this wonderful Veterans Park which has been completed in recent years. The Lucas County Veterans Memorial Park Committee has the overall responsibility. The location is at 1023 Linden Avenue just SW of the Chariton business district. Photos taken 6/13/20.
After I visited this site in June, 2020, artist Ray "Bubba" Sorensen painted a Freedom Rock in July, 2020. Shown in the final photo is Daniel Iseminger, Captain of Company B, 6th Iowa Infantry. He was killed at the battle of Shiloh on April 6, 1862 and is buried in an unmarked grave at the National Cemetery there. The Chariton GAR Post No. 18 was named in his honor. Thanks to Jo Porter for information and the Lucas Countyan blog for information and the photo. Also, the Park recently included a mural showing young men from the area enlisting in WWII.