Additional Information on Civil War Soldiers
WPA Gravestone Records mention he served in Civil War Co. F, 9th Iowa Infantry (not 8th)
1870 Federal Census, Davenport, Scott Co, IA Ward 2 lists Edward McGann (37) and Wife, Rosa (35). Edward is listed as a laborer who can't write with real estate valued at $650 and personal property at $175. Both Edward and Rosa were born Ireland.
Davenport Daily Leader
Edward McGann, an esteemed resident of this city, returned last Wednesday to Davenport after nearly a year's visit to to old world. He left New York on Sept. 2, 1895, going to Dublin via London. In Dublin he visited Phoenix park and in the celebrated cemetery near Dublin visited the graves of Daniel O'Connell and Charles Stewart Parnell, the latter having a representative token on it of every county in Ireland. Thence Mr. McGann went to Galway, Black Rock, Clare Morris and Limerick, in the last named seeing the famous "stone of violated treaty." Thence to Bandon, Cappoquin and Mt. Mellary, where he passed a happy week in the monastery. Then to the Lakes of Killarney, to Glengariff by stage, a most delightful trip, and back to Cork and from Queenstown to Glasgow and Edinburg with its rock-seated castle. Thence to Cork again, via Callender in Scotland, and to London, where a visit was paid to the historic London Bridge, Tower of London, houses of Parliament, Crystal palace, Westminster abbey, and other famous places. From London, Mr. McGann went to Paris, Milan and Rome, and the Vatican. Returning he came by sea along the coast of Italy and passing by land through the St. Gothard's tunnel, thence via the usual routes back to Queenstown, where he took passage for New York. After a stay there he returned viewing Niagra falls on the return trip. Mr. McGann thoroughly enjoyed his tour abroad, the more so since it was not a flying trip as he devoted several weeks to his visit in most of the important places he visited. His host of friends in this locality will be glad to hear of his safe return from his long visit to the old world.
From Death Records - Scott County, Iowa
From Tombstone - Holy Family Cemetery, Davenport, Scott, Iowa