|Department of Iowa - Civil War Monuments|
Wapello County - Eddyville
Soldier in Park
This is a restored 12 foot Civil War monument in the city park in Eddyville. There are names of soldiers from the area inscribed on four sides of the base. It is said the monument was built shortly after the war and then rebuilt in 1911. The final photo shows the "before" condition of the monument. Fortunately, under the leadership of David Lamb and the work of sculptor Rick Stewart, the musket and hand were restored, the monument was cleaned and the names are now legible. It is located on Main Street and S Third Street one block south of the business district. Subsequently, a black granite tablet was erected with names of the soldiers. The photos were taken 9/25/18 with the older photo taken 12/14/07.