|Department of Iowa - Civil War Monuments|
County - Vicksburg
General Hugh T. Reid Sculpture
Hugh T. Reid (1811-74) moved to Keokuk, Iowa in 1843 and worked as a lawyer and railroad executive. He organized and was the colonel of the Iowa 15th. At Shiloh, the inexperienced regiment was pushed into a gap in the Union line and suffered heavy casualties. Col. Reid was knocked off his horse when shot in the neck. He was able to recover and lead his regiment with great courage. He was promoted to Brigadier General in April, 1863 and was a brigade commander at the District of Lake Providence at the time of the Vicksburg Campaign. This bronze portrait sculpture is found at the far NE section of the Park just before the Kansas and African-American Monuments. Photo taken 10/6/08.