|Department of Iowa - Civil War Monuments|
County - Vicksburg
General Marcellus M. Crocker Sculpture
Marcellus M. Crocker (1830-65) came to Jefferson County in Iowa as a young man. He spent two years at West Point but had to resign due to ill health. He became a lawyer in Fairfield - then moved to Des Moines in 1855. He became the Colonel of the Iowa 13th Infantry Regiment. After heroic action at Shiloh, he was promoted and headed Crocker's Iowa Brigade. He was promoted again and was a Major General in charge of the 7th Division, 17th Corps for the Vicksburg Campaign. He had to leave his command due to sickness and was sent to a post in New Mexico in hopes his health would improve. He died of consumption (tuberculosis) in 1865. He is buried in Woodland Cemetery in Des Moines.
This sculpture is located past Tour Stop #4 and the Wisconsin Monument. Photos taken 10/5/08.