|Department of Iowa - Civil War Monuments|
Wapello County - Ottumwa
Soldiers and Sailors Monument
This monument, also known as the Eagle Monument, is very striking with an eagle on top, four bas relief panels by David Edstrom and a bronze plaque with hundreds of Civil War soldiers from the county. David Edstrom lived in Ottumwa and later went on to become a world famous sculpture artist. The bas relief panels are titled – Going to war, Battle, Death, and Reconstruction. The latter three panels are shown below. The monument is about 25 feet high and was erected in 1919. It is located in Central Park at the corner of Court and Fourth streets. It is across the street from the Wapello County courthouse which is shown in the background of the photo. Photos taken 12/14/07.