Submitted by Mark E Gray

This memorial is to the soldiers of the 7th Iowa Cavalry who were stationed at Fort Cottonwood in the 1860's.  Fort Cottonwood was later named Fort McPherson.

The memorial is located near Fort McPherson National Cemetery in Maxwell Nebraska, south of I-80 on Fort McPherson Road.   From the Cemetery continue  1/2 mile south of Fort McPherson Road (56a Spur), the road will turn to the east, continue for another 1/2 mile.  

There is a farm on the south side of the road, the statue is in their front yard and marks the spot of the Forts flag pole. 

The GGG-Grandfather of Mark Gray, was Eli Avery, he was the saddler for the 7th Iowa cavalry and was stationed there during the Civil War.

7th Iowa Cavalry soldiers buried in For Mc Pherson National Cemetery

William D Fouts          George W Heath          B M Lyons
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