Kinsman Monument

Fairview Cemetery, Council Bluffs, IA


Kinsman Monument

Photo taken by Richard Doody in August 2006



Memorial to Col. William Kinsman who led the 23rd Iowa Regiment in a charge at Big Black River, Mississippi on May 17, 1863. He was wounded severely and died the next day. His remains were returned to Council Bluffs and the monument was dedicated May 17, 1902. It is surrounded by 4 identical 32 pound seacoast guns cast at the West Point Foundry in 1829.

Update Log 

  • December 16, 2018: New photos from Richard Doody
  • December 16, 2018: Added by Richard Doody


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