|Department of Iowa - Civil War Monuments|
Benton County - Vinton
Plaque honoring Captain Thomas Drummond
Captain Drummond (1832-1865) moved from Ohio to Iowa in 1855 and became editor of the "Vinton Eagle". He was also a member of the Iowa Legislature and was responsible for legislation establishing the Iowa School for the Blind in Vinton. He served in the 2nd U.S. Cavalry, the 4th Iowa Cavalry, and the 5th U. S. Cavalry. He died April 2, 1865 of wounds received in the Battle of Five Forks, Virginia. He also fought in other major battles in the East.
This plaque is placed in the lobby of Old Main at the School for the Blind (now named Iowa Braille and Sight Saving School). The School is at 10th Street and G Avenue in Vinton. Photos taken 7/2/13.
Also shown are historical markers in the St. Clairsville, Ohio cemetery where Captain Drummond is buried next to his mother. The final two photos are from Find-a-Grave and were included 11/21/16. There is also excellent historical information on the Find-a-Grave site. Thank you to Larry Eastman and Jo Porter for notification about these memorials.