|Department of Iowa - Civil War Monuments|
Black Hawk County - Waterloo
GAR Circle at Fairview Cemetery
The Major Robert Anderson #68 GAR Post purchased land for burials in 1898 at Fairview Cemetery. In 1901 a cannon was obtained and located in the middle of the burial circle. There are 11 Civil War Veterans buried here including one unknown soldier. The first two burials were in 1902. It is unknown what happened to the cannon - it is said it was removed for cleaning in the 1960's but never returned. The type of cannon was not specifically identified but an old newspaper article said it, "is six feet six inches long and weighs about 1300 pounds. It was made to carry a ball 3 1/2 inch in diameter." Thanks to Jo Porter for information about the GAR Circle including the soldiers buried there. For directions to Fairview - traveling on Highway 63 on the north side of Waterloo, turn west on Conger Street to the Cemetery.