|Department of Iowa - Civil War Monuments|
County - Ft. Lauderdale
Medal of Honor Recipient Edgar Bras
Sgt. Edgar Bras (1841-1923) of the 8th Iowa Infantry was wounded at Shiloh and Corinth. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for capturing the enemy flag at the Spanish Fort at Mobile, Alabama on April 8, 1865. He was from Jefferson County in Iowa - after the War, he farmed in several states including Florida. He is buried in Evergreen Cemetery in Ft. Lauderdale. It is difficult to find since the inscription faces away from the road. It is on the east side of the north/south road in the NE section of the cemetery. Photos taken 12/30/09.