|Department of Iowa - Civil War Monuments|
Keokuk County - Sigourney
Civil War Soldier at Courthouse
This is an attractive monument with a 7 foot base of red St. Cloud granite and a 6 foot bronze soldier. According to a newspaper account, it was to be dedicated on July 4, 1929 with a grand celebration including a parade, bands, speeches and the attendance of 13 CW vets. There was a problem – the bronze soldier did not arrive on time. Apparently the celebration went on as scheduled and the soldier had to be attached at a later date. There is a small inscription on the statue indicating it was manufactured by the American Art Bronze Foundry in Chicago. The monument is in the Courthouse Square in Sigourney. Photos taken 7/8/20.