The Civil War Monument in the Eddyville City Park was dedicated Saturday by "The Governor's Own" Co. "A" 49th Rgt. Iowa Infantry led by 1 Sgt. David M. Lamb.
The monument is nearly completed with the work having been done by artist Rick Stewart. An arm and rifle needed to be replaced/repaired.
The names of all the men on each of the four sides of the base were read aloud. Among those listed are 28 soldiers who received the Congressional Medal of Honor. Lamb said it is probably one of the oldest monuments in the state in memory of fallen soldiers from the Civil War. He continued by saying this statue deserves our best efforts.
It is anticipated that the statue will be completely revamped within the next couple of weeks with the replacement parts as well as cleaning the statue and marble panels.
Many of the members of the Sons of the Union Veterans were dressed in military clothing of that period.
See the rest of this news story in the Thursday, April 21st edition of the Union Republican.