|Department of Iowa - Civil War Monuments|
County - Vicksburg
Monument for Iowa 25th and 31st Infantry Regiments
Both the Iowa 25th and Iowa 31st were in the assault on May 22. This monument is in the Vicksburg National Cemetery. Monuments at Vicksburg were erected based on the position of the regiment in the battle regardless of the location. There are also nearby position markers for the two regiments. To find the monument, follow the drive around the overlook at the far side of the Cemetery. The position markers are just past the monument on the road. Captain William Titus Rigby, from Iowa, the first Commissioner of the Vicksburg National Park, is buried nearby with his wife Eva - see the flat stones to the right of the monument. Photos taken 10/6/08 and 5/24/13.