|Department of Iowa - Civil War Monuments|
Benton County - Belle Plaine
Civil War Soldier
This is a nice monument in Oak Hill Cemetery. It is 15 feet high with a granite base. There are inscriptions on three sides - the west side reads "In Memory of Union Soldiers and Sailors 1861-1865." The south side "In Memory of the Unknown Dead." The north side "Erected by the WRC No. 130 John B. Hancox Post, No. 314 GAR Department of Iowa, and Citizens of Belle Plaine." No dedication date is given. The cemetery is on the east side of town off 13th Street. The monument is at the west entrance to Oak Hill Cemetery. Photo taken 10/4/19. Thanks to David Shedlock for the old photo.