|Department of Iowa - Civil War Monuments|
County - Vicksburg
Monument for Herron's Division - Iowa 19th, 20th, 34th and 38th Infantry Regiments
This monument was for regiments in General Francis Herron's Division on the south edge of the Vicksburg siege line. Unfortunately, the monument was cut off from the Park many years ago - there is limited access to it and it has been overgrown with brush. Also, the bronze plaques for each regiment were missing (presumably stolen). The 49th Iowa Infantry of the Sons of Union Veterans, Iowa Department, has raised funds for replacement plaques and these were recently installed by the Park Service. Work still needs to be done to open access to the public or move the monument to a better location. There are also two other state monuments as shown in the first photo. The location is between I-20 on the north and a shopping center on the south. Thank you to Jim and Andrew Braden for their effort to access the monument and for their photos - taken 5/26/13.
The last photo shows the sculpture of General Francis Herron. Herron was an Iowa native who was best known for receiving the Medal of Honor for heroic action in the Battle of Pea Ridge. He also was the victorious Union Commander in the Battle of Prairie Grove. This sculpture was by Solon H. Borghlum and was erected in 1914. The monument is located near the Pemberton Square Mall on Pemberton Blvd.