Civil War Battle across The Des Moines River
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The Northern most battle of the Civil War West of the
Mississippi was fought at Croton,Iowa,August 5, 1861.The
Yankees were at Croton and the Rebels were located across
the river at Athens,Missouri.The battle was short and I have
not found who was the victor.Each year there is an
reinactment at Athens,Missouri called the "Battle of
Athens".This spot is easily accessed at Croton as is the
Athens,Missouri site.One only needs to ask a resident of
Farmington,Iowa for the directions
.Croton also lies on the
Mormon trail.
More about
the Civil
War in
Iowa.....
HISTORY OF CROTON IOWA FOLLOWS BELOW.....
This may be of some interest to you Genealogy buffs.Here
is a complete list of the burial roster for Croton
cemetery,Van Buren Township,Lee County Iowa.There
also is a Gentleman by the name of Amos Glover who
served in the Revolutionary War who is buried at Croton.
CROTON CIVIL WAR ROSTER
MORE ON CROTON,IOWA
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