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Kansas City in Jackson County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Forest Hill Confederate Memorial
 
Forest Hill Confederate Memorial Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Thomas Onions, January 17, 2010
1. Forest Hill Confederate Memorial Marker
 
Inscription. (Front):
In memory of our Confederate Dead

(Reverse):
To the brave soldiers who fell in the Battle of Westport October 23, 1864.
 
Erected 1902 by United Daughters of the Confederacy.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the United Daughters of the Confederacy marker series.
 
Location. 38° 59.988′ N, 94° 34.152′ W. Marker is in Kansas City, Missouri, in Jackson County. Marker can be reached from Troost Avenue 0.3 miles north of 71st Street. Click for map. This monument is in the Southeast corner of this large cemetery. The monument is atop the largest hill in the cemetery. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6901 Troost Avenue, Kansas City MO 64131, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Leroy Robert "Satchel" Paige (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Shelby's Last Stand (approx. 0.4 miles away); Harrisonville Road (Prospect) (approx. 0.8 miles away); Battle of the Big Blue (approx. 0.9 miles away); Mockbee Farm (approx. 1.1 miles away); Hinckle's Grove (approx. 1.3 miles away); "Boston" Adams' House (approx. 1.6 miles away); Kansas City's First Public Golf Course (approx. 1.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Kansas City.
 
Forest Hill Confederate Memorial Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Thomas Onions, January 17, 2010
2. Forest Hill Confederate Memorial Marker
Closeup of Bronze Soldier Statue
 

 
Also see . . .
1. General Joseph Shelby. Wikipedia Entry on General Joseph Shelby who is buried at the base of the monument. (Submitted on January 18, 2010, by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas.) 

2. United Daughters of the Confederacy. Link to the National Website (Submitted on January 18, 2010, by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas.) 
 
Forest Hill Confederate Memorial Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Thomas Onions, January 17, 2010
3. Forest Hill Confederate Memorial Marker
Closeup of front inscription
 
 
Forest Hill Confederate Memorial Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Thomas Onions, January 17, 2010
4. Forest Hill Confederate Memorial Marker
Closeup of Crossed Rifles
 
 
Forest Hill Confederate Memorial Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Thomas Onions, January 17, 2010
5. Forest Hill Confederate Memorial Marker
Reverse inscription and Seal of the Kansas City United Daughters of the Confederacy.
 
 
Forest Hill Confederate Memorial Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Thomas Onions, January 17, 2010
6. Forest Hill Confederate Memorial Marker
Headstone of General Joseph Shelby He is buried two rows north of the Monument.
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on January 18, 2010, by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas. This page has been viewed 1,031 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on January 18, 2010, by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
 
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