Monday, September 9, 2013

Dubuque, Iowa in the Civil War

This most recent trip to this Mississippi River town, I learned a bit of the town's Civil War history at the Old Jail Museum. /// In the presentation, I learned that Confederate prisoners were at one time held captive in the basement (dungeon) below the old jail. The person working the desk didn't know anything about them though. /// Touring the attached museum, I also found that a fairly large Northern training camp was also located there called Camp Union. They also have a large flag carried by the local regiment that fought at the Battle of Wilson's Creek. /// --Old Secesh

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