|Department of Iowa - Civil War Monuments|
Cedar County - Tipton
Memorial Plaque - Pitt B. Herington
Pitt B. Herington, 11th Iowa Infantry, was awarded the Medal of Honor for bravery in going between battle lines to rescue a wounded comrade at Kennesaw Mountain, Georgia on June 15, 1864. He was from the region near the Red Oak Grove Presbyterian Church and Cemetery in Cedar County. This memorial plaque was placed by the Cedar County Historical Society and dedicated on July 5, 2015. The memorial is on a boulder at the foot of the steps of the wonderfully restored Church which is on the National Register of Historical Places. Go 3.5 miles north of Tipton on Highway 38 - then west on 175th Street to the Church. After the War, Herington farmed in Illinois and is buried in Clinton, Illinois. The photos were taken 6/24/16.