Soldiers' Cemetery

The soldiers' cemetery, still visible at the time indicated, extended from the Northeast corner of Third and Locust street, to a place just east of where the Engine House is located. There were but four or five graves in it. The little daughter of Lieutenant Grier, of whom mention is made in another place, was buried here; and the bereaved father came to Des Moines in 1862, had the remains exhumed, and conveyed them to his Eastern home.

Transcribed by Cheryl Siebrass, March, 2023 from Centennial History of Polk County Iowa by J. M. Dixon (1876), pg. 33.

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