|Department of Iowa - Civil War Monuments|
County - Vicksburg
Col. Cyrus Bussey Sculpture
Cyrus Bussey (1833-1915) moved to Bloomfield, Iowa in the mid-1850's and was a merchant and state legislator. When the war started, he served as an assistant to Governor Samuel Kirkwood and worked to organize the militia in SE Iowa due to panic about an invasion from Missouri. Later he became the colonel of the 3rd Iowa Cavalry. He was at the Battle of Pea Ridge and served in a number of posts in Arkansas and Missouri during the war. He also received promotions to Brigadier General and Bvt. Major General. He was chief of staff of all cavalry in the rear of Vicksburg during the seige. After the war he was a businessman and served as Assistant Secretary of the Interior from 1889-93. He is buried at Arlington National Cemetery with a large monument. This bronze relief portrait by sculptor Frank E. Elwell was erected September 12, 1911. It is located on Grant Avenue just past the African-American Monument. Photo taken 10/6/08.