Medal of Honor Recipient
Pvt. Edward J. Bebb was a resident of Henry County, Iowa. He enlisted in the U.S. Army as a part of Company D, 4th Iowa Cavalry during the Civil War. On April 16, 1865 the 4th Iowa Cavalry captured a fort, 12 pieces of artillery and eight battle flags from the Confederate soldiers. Pvt. Bebb captured one of the flags when the rebels around it ran away. He, along with a few others in the 4th Cavalry, received the Medal of Honor for his actions.
Iowa Gold Star Military Museum