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Confederate Invasion of Iowa Monument - Bloomfield, IA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
N 40° 40.647 W 092° 25.637
15T E 548400 N 4503109
Quick Description: Being a Confederate Monument, of course it is now drawing heat to re-write history.
Location: Iowa, United States
Date Posted: 4/9/2019 6:23:52 AM
Waymark Code: WM10BR5
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
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Long Description:

County of site: Davis County
Location of site: Lilac Ave. (IA-V20) & 265th St., 4 miles S. of Bloomfield

Historical marker and memorial marking the furthest point north that the Confederacy advanced during the Civil War. The site has three plaques inscribed as follows:

Plaque #1

In Honor Of Those
Citizens Of Davis County
Who Sacrificed And
Served To Preserve The Union

Donated in 2005 by
Sons of Union Veterans
of the Civil War

 Plaque # 2

Site Of
The Confederate Invasion
of Iowa
12th Day of October 1864
This monuemnt marks the  northern most point of incursion into Iowa by Confederate Forces.  On October 12, 1864, Lieutenant James "Bill" Jackson led twelve heavily armed Missouri Partisan Rangers dressed in Union uniforms in a raid through Davis County, Iowa, resulting in the murder of three local citizens.

This Plaque Dedicated in 2005
Davis County Civil War
Guerrilla Raid Society

Plaque #3

Confederate Partisan
Rangers  Came From
Missouri To This Point,
The Furthestmost
North Of Any
Confederate Incursion
During the Civil War.

Donated in 2005 by
Sons of Confederate Veterans
of the Civil War

Price of Admission: 0.00 (listed in local currency)

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