|Department of Iowa - Civil War Monuments|
Cass County - Atlantic
Cass County/Lady Liberty Monument
This is an impressive 62 foot monument with four bronze soldiers and sailors and bronze plaques listing Cass County veterans. Lady Liberty sets on top of the monument. The statues represent the infantry, artillery, Navy and WWI. There are bronze plaques on each side of the monument representing soldiers from the area. To commemorate restoration work, there was a re-dedication of the monument on 7/13/13 with a photo of members from the Kinsman and Kirkwood SUVCW Camps in Atlantic and Council Bluffs who conducted the ceremony. The original dedication was July 10, 1919 - the poster from that ceremony is shown. The monument commemorates veterans from the Civil War, Spanish-American War and WWI. There is also a more modern Veterans Monument. The location is in a park south of the business district and off Highway 6. Photos taken 7/13/13, 8/19/14 and 6/29/18. Also shown is an old photo, thanks to David Shedlock, with a cannon (non-Civil War) that is now missing.