Stumbling Upon History

2 Aug
Isn’t it wonderful when we discover something amazing, and we aren’t even looking?  My publicist Ann Rushton and I recently experienced such a moment in Louisa County, Iowa. We were in Columbus Junction helping their historical society with a project, and they told us of their “Tennessee Cemetery.” Sometime during the tumultuous Andrew Jackson years, several families left the Volunteer State and came to this little corner of Iowa. Soon after, they formed this grave site. Among those later interred were several veterans of the American Civil War. Including below is an image of of John Wren’s headstone. He came from Tennessee in the 1830s, served in the 25th Iowa Infantry, and died in Iowa in 1896.
Tennessee Cemetery Louisa County
John Wren 25th Iowa Tennessee Cemetery Louisa County

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