|Department of Iowa - Civil War Monuments|
County - Vicksburg
Monument for Iowa 3rd Cavalry and Iowa 4th Cavalry
Both of these cavalry units spent much of the war in operations west of the Mississippi. The Iowa 4th Cavalry was in earlier battles in the Campaign leading up to the seige of Vicksburg. During the seige, both had the very important duty to guard the rear as an attack by Confederate General Joseph Johnston from the east was of great concern. The monument is located on Sherman's Circle in the NE corner of the Park. Photos taken 10/6/08.