|Department of Iowa - Civil War Monuments|
Woodbury County - Sioux City
Sgt. Charles Floyd Monument
Sgt. Floyd was the only member of the Lewis and Clark Expedition to die during the Expedition. This striking monument on a bluff along the Missouri River is on the south side of Sioux City. Both his place of death and burial site are marked by this 100 foot sandstone obelisk. His death was August 20, 1804 and the monument was dedicated on May 30, 1901. While not really a CW monument, the cornerstone has inscribed, "August 20 AD 1900 Madison B. Davis Commander Department of Iowa Grand Army of the Republic." It appears the GAR had an important role in the erection of this monument. Thank you to Dan Rittel and Mary Rittel for the photos and notification of the GAR connection to this monument. It is very visible driving along I-29 but access is off Highway 75 which runs parallel to I-29.