Department of Iowa - Civil War Monuments
Des Moines County - Burlington

General John Corse Statue
John Corse was a native of Burlington and was best known as the victorious commander of Federal troops at the Battle of Allatoona Pass, Georgia on October 5, 1864. Corse and three other Iowa generals were honored with equestrian statues on the Soldiers and Sailors Monument in Des Moines. This statue is a replica with the same mold being used for both statues. It was dedicated on July 4,1896 at a cost of $4000 for the statue and large stone base. It was wonderfully restored in 2006. The statue is in Crapo Park on the south edge of town. Follow Main Street south to the park. From this entrance, drive through the park and the statue is on the right toward the south part of the park. Photo taken 9/1/20. Copies of old undated postcards were included - one shows a large Parrott Cannon in the park that is gone - thanks to Danny Krock for providing these. We presume the cannon was melted down for scrap in World War II.

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