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This plaque was presented to Cornelius Cadle III, a Civil War veteran, most likely in celebration of his accomplishments. The plaque, which is made of cast bronze, is 18 3/4 inches in diameter and one inch thick. Cornelius Cadle III grew up in Muscatine, Iowa, and then attended Iowa State College. He enlisted in the 11th Iowa Volunteer Infantry in October 1861 and was promoted to 1st Lieutenant shortly after. In 1864, Cadle distinguished himself at the Battle of Atlanta by volunteering to lead a company of men on a deadly charge through a heavily wooded area to repel a flanking movement by the Confederates. Cadle was promoted several times during the war, and by April 1865 he was a full Major and Assistant Adjutant General. After the war, Cadle became president of the Ohio Society Sons of the American Revolution, commander of the Military Order of the Loyal Legions (OH) and was instrumental in the establishment of the Shiloh Battlefield as a national park. In 1867, he married Lucy Barrus and settled in Cincinnati, Ohio where he died on January 13, 1913. Content can be used with the following standards: SS-U.S. 9-12.23 Iowans Influence U.S. History in a lesson on Cadle's involvement and impact during and after the Civil War. For any use other than instructional resources, please check with the organization that owns this item regarding copyright restrictions.
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Object is related to the following library resources, which can be found by searching the catalog number in the advanced search section: Catalog #: 2018.045.027- The Sacred Cause of Union: Iowa in the Civil War 2018.045.041- Profiles of Valor: Iowa's Medal of Honor Recipients of the Civil War 2018.045.046 Enlistments from Iowa during the Civil War 2018.045.052- Iowa: Its History and Its Foremost Citizens 2018.045.063- Iowa in Times of War 2018.045.072- The Story of Iowa: A Children's History 2018.045.073- Border Defense in Iowa During the Civil War 2018.045.075- One Hundred Topics in Iowa History 2018.045.083- A History of the People of Iowa 2018.045.087- Iowa Through the Years 2018.045.138- History of Iowa from the Earliest Times to the Beginning of the Twentieth Century 2018.045.143- Iowa Inside Out
Born in New York City, Cadle moved with his family to Muscatine when he was seven. There, he grew up and attended Iowa College. He enlisted in the Civil War in the 11th Iowa Infantry and was immediately made Adjutant. He served in campaigns such as Vicksburg, Atlanta and in Sherman's march to sea. Near the end of the war, he was appointed as Colonel. He then moved to Alabama and became invovled in mining for a short time there before moving to Cincinatti. He also became involved in Grand Army of the Republic and served as secretary in the Army of the Tennesee. He went on to serve as commander-in-chief of the MIlitary Order of the Loyal Legion, as president of the Ohio Society of Sons of the Revoultion and as chairman of the National Shiloh Military Park Commission.