Department of Iowa - Civil War Monuments
Polk County - Johnston

Confederate Cannon at Gold Star Museum
The Iowa Gold Star Military Museum is at Camp Dodge in Johnston, Iowa. It is a wonderful military museum with items from all wars in which Iowans participated. Included is this 12 pounder Confederate bronze howitzer, cast at Quinby & Roibinson in Memphis located at the entrance. The howitzer is on permanent loan from the Baker Monument in Woodland Cemetery in Des Moines. Note the groove in muzzle area the story is that an Iowa battery knocked this Confederate cannon out of commission. The Museum has a number of other more modern era artillery pieces, tanks and military vehicles near-by. To reach the museum, take exit 131 on I-35/80 then north on Merle Hay turn west on NW 70th Avenue to the Camp Dodge security gate then follow signs to the museum. Photo taken 11/26/07.

Confederate Cannon at Gold Star Museum