|Department of Iowa - Civil War Monuments|
Mills County - Tabor
Last Soldier Phineas H. Drake
Private Phineas Drake (1843-1944) was the last living soldier of Fremont County. He served in the 11th Illinois Cavalry. While he passed away in Fremont County, he is buried in the Tabor City Cemetery just across the county line in Mills County. The memorial is listed in both counties. The first photo shows the ceremony honoring Private Drake held on October 15, 2017. Members of the Kinsman SUVCW Camp are leading the ceremony. The Tabor Cemetery is on the NW edge of town. The gravesite is next to the road on the east side of cemetery. Photos taken 10/15/17.