In SE Iowa’s Lee County, through a small forest a narrow dirt path winds to a clearing at the top of a hill. It is here in Lost Creek Cemetery that the remains of Revolutionary War Veteran Timothy Brees lie among his peers of centuries past.
From the website of Old Fort Madison …
Come step back in time at historic Old Fort Madison, Iowa, the Midwest’s oldest American military garrison on the upper Mississippi River. Discover what life was like at a United States fur trading post on the rugged frontier of the Missouri Territory. Learn the exciting heritage of Iowa before it was a state and of its involvement in the War of 1812. This historic installation was home to Captain Horatio Stark’s Company of the First Regiment, United States Infantry, from 1808 to 1813.
Lee County, Iowa, has the most known burials (8) of the 41 documented veterans of the American Revolution Known to be buried in the State of Iowa.
Submitted by Mike Rowley