|Department of Iowa - Civil War Monuments|
Madison County - Earlham
Last Soldier Aaron Cleveland
The last living soldier of Madison County was Private Aaron Cleveland (1846-1939). He was honored on June 4, 2017 with a plaque placed at his headstone. Private Cleveland was a member of Company E, 1st Wisconsin Cavalry - he enlisted March 28, 1864 at the age of 17 and participated in the battle of Franklin, Tennessee. Shown in the photo below are members of the Rittel Family, Ron, Marilyn and Dan. Ron provided research to locate last soldiers in all 99 Iowa counties. Also shown is a photo of Private Cleveland later in life. The Earlham Cemetery is on the east side of town - from the business district, go east on E 1st Street to the Cemetery. The headstone is NE of the flagpole. The first two photos were taken 6/4/17.