|Department of Iowa - Civil War Monuments|
County - Vicksburg
General Charles L. Matthies Sculpture
Charles L. Matthies (1824-68) was born in Prussia and had military experience there before emigrating to Burlington, Iowa in 1849. He was the Colonel of the Iowa 5th Infantry Regiment before being promoted to Brigadier General in April of 1863 and holding Brigade commands. It was said his soldiers loved him and he was called "Old Dutchie". Also see his memorial on this web site in Aspen Grove Cemetery in Burlington (Des Moines County) where he is buried. His first name is listed there as the German "Karl". The relief sculpture of General Matthies is located after the Minnesota Monument but before Tour Stop #1. Photos taken 10/6/08.