|Department of Iowa - Civil War Monuments|
Dubuque County - Dubuque
Civil War Soldier and Mortars
There is a soldier monument and two mortars in the Linwood Cemetery in Dubuque. The monument is granite and about 20 feet high. The nicely mounted mortars are 8 inch siege mortars, M1861. Both were cast at the Fort Pitt Foundry in 1864. The markings on the muzzle face are from the cannon in front of the monument. Linwood Cemetery is off Windsor Avenue in the north central part of the city. From downtown, take White Street north to E22nd St. - then east to Windsor Avenue - then north to the cemetery. To find the monument - take the road on the right of the flagpole at the entrance - then turn left at the next road and the monument is at the top of the hill. The first photo and the mortars were taken 7/23/08. The others were taken 6/17/17.