On Saturday, Oct. 6th, ten members of Co. B, 10th Iowa, SVR, re-dedicated the Civil War Monument in the Oakland Cemetery at the site of the city of Quincy, the original country seat of Adams County, near Corning Iowa. We were assisted by the American Legion posts from Corning and Nevinville.
Those present were Dept. Commander Mike Carr, Past Dept. Commander Jim Braden, Kinsman #23 Camp Commander Vern Damgaard, Dept. Chief-of-Staff Alan Kirshen, Dept. Signals Officer Dan Rittel and Dept. Assistant Chaplain Bill McAlpine, all of Kinsman Camp #23 and Past Camp Commander Henry Krecklow, Senior Vice Commander Dean Knudsen, and Junior Vice Commander Charles Harmon of Kirkwood Camp #4. We were also assisted by ASUVCW members Sharon Braden, Bev Carr and Jeanie Kirshen. The keynote speaker was Dean Davis. His great-grandfather, Capt. Frank Davis, Co. D, 29th Iowa Vol. Infantry, gave the keynote speech at the first dedication of the monument.
The following Saturday, Oct. 13th, Several members of the 10th Iowa, assisted by ASUVCW members Sharon Braden and Bev Carr, and 2 LT Steve Bauermeister from the Nebraska Rangers, member of Vifquain Camp #2, carried out 3 monument re-dedication ceremonies. These were held for Monona, Harrison and Crawford Counties.
Those attending were Dept. Commander Mike Carr, Past Dept. Commander Jim Braden, Dept. Graves Registration Officer Roy Linn, Kinsman #23 Camp Commander Vern Damgaard, Charles Boeck, and Dept. Assistant Chaplain Bill McAlpine (all of Kinsman Camp #23), and Past Camp Commander Henry Krecklow of Kirkwood Camp #4. At the ceremony in Denison, we were assisted by American Legion Post #8.
These ceremonies are part of the series of re-dedication events that have, and hopefully will be held, throughout Iowa.