|Department of Iowa - Civil War Monuments|
County - Vicksburg
General Frederick Steele Statue
Frederick Steele (1819-68) was a 1843 West Point graduate and a veteran of the Mexican War. He was a Colonel commanding the 8th Iowa Infantry Regiment - then received promotions to the Brigadier General and Major General levels. During much of the war, his command was located in Missouri and Arkansas but he commanded the 1st Division, 15th Corps at Vicksburg. He probably did not have strong ties to Iowa except for several months commanding the Iowa 8th.
This striking statue is at a spectacular location overlooking the U.S.S. Cairo Museum and National Cemetery. The U. S. Navy Monument is in the background in the photo. Photos taken 10/6/08.