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Louisa County: Grandview
GPS Coordinates: 41.277300 by -91.196000
Freedom Rock and Veterans Memorial
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There is an impressive Veterans memorial at the entrance to Grandview. It was dedicated July 4, 1991 led by the Louisa County Vietnam Veterans. It includes a Freedom Rock painted by artist Ray "Bubba" Sorensen. The west side of the Rock is dedicated to William Reddick. He was one of the Andrews' Raiders - this was also called the Great Locomotive Chase. Reddick was captured by the Confederates but later released in a prisoner exchange. He was one of the first recipients of the Medal of Honor. He was a member of the Ohio 33rd Infantry, but settled in this region after the War and is buried in the Letts Cemetery only a few miles away. Please see more information listed under Letts in Louisa County. This memorial is located at the intersection of Highways 61 and 92. The photo of the Rock was taken 8/12/20. The photo of the helicopter and flags was taken 1/9/08.