The Dover Museum, in New London, will celebrate their 20 year anniversary at 1:30 P.M. July 19th, “Dover Sunday”

Written by Theresa Rose on July 13, 2015

The Dover Museum, in New London, will celebrate their 20 year anniversary at 1:30 P.M. July 19th, “Dover Sunday”, with Tom Woodruff of Davenport presenting the story of the six Littleton brothers of Toolesboro who all gave their lives in service to their country during the Civil War, fighting for the Union.

The Littleton family settled in the area in 1840. The father was a black man and his wife was white. One of the brothers was married when he went off to war. His wife and daughter died during the war as well. There were also four girls in this family, some of whose descendants have been found.

This information and much more, was found in a diary in recent years. Mr. Woodruff is passionate about telling this story of these brave men. We’re all familiar with the five Sullivan brothers of Waterloo who perished during WW II. These Iowa men, too, need to be made aware of and John Busbee, son of New London resident, Tish Cory, is writing a book about the Littleton sons. Mr. Woodruff and the Louisa County Historical Society are spearheading a drive to erect a monument near Toolesboro honoring the Littleton brothers. Come hear “the rest of the story” July 19th.

Homemade ice cream will be furnished by the Lions Club. There is no charge, and the facility is handicap accessible.