|Department of Iowa - Civil War Monuments|
Lee County - Keokuk
General Samuel Curtis Statue
General Curtis lived in Keokuk and served as Mayor. He was the victorious Union commander at Pea Ridge and a noted Civil War General. This impressive equestrian statue is cast from the same mold as the statue on the Soldiers and Sailors monument in Des Moines. The statue is located in Victory Park on the riverfront near the paddleboat. Curtis is buried in Oakland Cemetery in Keokuk. Photo taken 8/3/10. Also, an old undated postcard is shown with the statue located in the street - thanks to Danny Krock for providing this.