|Department of Iowa - Civil War Monuments|
Wapello County - Chillicothe
Memorial to Oldest Civil War Soldier
Curtis King, age 80, was a member of the Iowa 37th Infantry Regiment, the famed “Graybeard Regiment.” It is believed that he was the oldest Civil War soldier. He served several months and was discharged for disability in March, 1863. He farmed near Chillicothe. He was married twice and had a very large family. This memorial has his tombstone and a plaque. It is located about 7 miles south of Eddyville on the south side of Highway 63. Watch for a sign “Historical Marker.” Photos taken 12/14/07 and 1/6/08. The final photo was taken 4/19/13 at an SUVCW dedication ceremony at the gravesite.