|Department of Iowa - Civil War Monuments|
Jasper County - Kellogg
Wilson Memorial Bridge on GAR Highway
Highway 6 runs coast-to-coast and is named the Grand Army of the Republic Highway. The Iowa SUVCW has named 11 bridges on the Highway after Iowa CW Generals. There are also 29 GAR Highway markers across the state - an example is listed under Oakland in Pottawattamie County. This bridge is named after James Wilson of Newton. He started as a 1st Lieutenant in the 13th Iowa Infantry Regiment and eventually became the Colonel commanding the Regiment and a Brevet Brigadier General. This regiment became part of Crocker's Iowa Brigade and was at Shiloh, Corinth, Vicksburg, Atlanta, the March to the Sea and the March through the Carolinas. The bridge is located near Kellogg and about 10 miles east of Newton on Highway 6 as it crosses the North Skunk River. Thank you to the Jasper County Historical Society for their sponsorship of this bridge. Photo taken 5/8/12.