Department of Iowa - Civil War Monuments
Dubuque County - Dubuque

Unknown but not Forgotten Monument
This is a large limestone monument erected in 1996 in Linwood Cemetery. The inscription reads, "Unknown but not Forgotten. Buried on this hillside are the remains of unknown pioneer citizens of Dubuque. Bodies exhumed from the area of Dubuque now known as Jackson Park were reinterred at this site in 1867. This marker was dedicated September 1, 1996 in the sesquicentenial year for the great State of Iowa to honor these unknown pioneer citizens of Dubuque - Iowa's first city."

Linwood Cemetery is off Windsor Avenue in the north central part of the city. From downtown, take White Street north to E22nd Street - then east to Windsor - then north to the cemetery. The monument is by a flag flying the Dubuque city flag. At the entrance to the cemetery, go right where the road forks, then look for the flagpole with the Dubuque flag on the right of the road.

Thank you to Michelle Hartman Detwiler for notifying me of this monument. Her ancester was John Jehn Hartman, Company A, Iowa 32nd Infantry Regiment, who died in a Civil War camp in Dubuque on November 12, 1862 and is buried in this common grave. Photos taken 8/29/08.

Unknown but not Forgotten Monument Unknown but not Forgotten Monument