|Department of Iowa - Civil War Monuments|
County - Vicksburg
General James M. Tuttle Sculpture
James Tuttle (1823-92) was from Farmington in SE Iowa. He became the Colonel of the 2nd Iowa Infantry Regiment. He was well known for leading his regiment in a heroic charge at Ft. Donelson and for leading Tuttle's Iowa Brigade at the Hornet's Nest at Shiloh. He was promoted to General and led the 3rd Divison, XV Corps at Vicksburg. He resigned from the Army in 1864, returned to Iowa and engaged in politics and business. He is buried in Woodland Cemetery in Des Moines.
The bronze sculpture is by Theo Ruggles Kitson and was dedicated in 1912. It is located on Union Avenue between Grant Avenue and Tour Stop #6. Photos taken 10/6/08.