|Department of Iowa - Civil War Monuments|
County - Vicksburg
Col. Alexander Chambers Sculpture
Alexander Chambers (1832-88) was a regular army officer and, while not an Iowa native, accepted a position as Colonel of the Iowa 16th Infantry Regiment. He was wounded slightly at Shiloh and wounded severely at Iuka. He was promoted to head "Crocker's Iowa Brigade" and led the Brigade during the Vicksburg Campaign. After the War, he returned to the regular army. The relief sculpter of Col. Chambers is located after Tour Stop #4 and near the Monument for the Iowa 11th, 13th, 15th and 16th Regiments. Photo taken 10/6/08.