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Higginsville in Lafayette County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Lion of Lucerne
 
Lion of Lucerne Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Thomas Onions, May 29, 2011
1. Lion of Lucerne Marker
Front of Memorial
 
Inscription. In Memoriam

Our Confederate Dead

reverse of Memorial
1861 Gloria Victus 1865
 
Erected 1906 by Missouri Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the United Daughters of the Confederacy marker series.
 
Location. 39° 5.923′ N, 93° 43.783′ W. Marker is in Higginsville, Missouri, in Lafayette County. Marker can be reached from Service Road 0.2 miles north of Business Missouri Highway 13, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. This Marker is in the Confederate Cemetery - part of the Confederate Memorial State Park. This park used to be part of the Confederate Home for the Veterans. The last Veteran was 108 - John T Graves who died in 1950. Marker is in this post office area: Higginsville MO 64037, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Battle of Lexington (approx. 10.2 miles away); a different marker also named The Battle of Lexington (approx. 10.2 miles away); a different marker also named The Battle of Lexington (approx. 10.3 miles away); a different marker also named The Battle of Lexington (approx. 10.3 miles away); a different marker also named The Battle of Lexington (approx. 10.3 miles away); St. Paul's College (approx. 11.6 miles away); Civil War Casualties (approx. 11.6 miles away); St. Paul's Lutheran Church Cornerstone (approx. 11.6 miles away).
 
Lion of Lucerne Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Thomas Onions, May 29, 2011
2. Lion of Lucerne Marker
Reverse of Memorial
 

 
More about this marker. This memorial is a copy of the Lion of Lucerne sculpture in France. The Confederate Seal replaces the French Seal
 
Also see . . .
1. Confederate Memorial State Park. (Submitted on May 30, 2011, by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas.)
2. Wikipedia site for William Quantrill. (Submitted on May 30, 2011, by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas.)
3. William Quantrill's Find a Grave Site. (Submitted on May 30, 2011, by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas.)
 
Lion of Lucerne Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Thomas Onions, May 29, 2011
3. Lion of Lucerne Marker
Closeup of Flags and UDC Seal
 
 
Lion of Lucerne Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Thomas Onions, May 29, 2011
4. Lion of Lucerne Marker
Closeup of Lion & Confederate Seal
 
 
Lion of Lucerne Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Thomas Onions, May 29, 2011
5. Lion of Lucerne Marker
Closeup of Confederate Seal
 
 
Lion of Lucerne Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Thomas Onions, May 29, 2011
6. Lion of Lucerne Marker
Closeup of Reverse of Memorial
 
 
Lion of Lucerne Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Thomas Onions, May 29, 2011
7. Lion of Lucerne Marker
Burial site of William Quantrill - this is one of three burial sites for William Quantrill. From Find a Grave - He had made arrangements with the hospital priest for purchase of a lot with marker and burial in St. Mary's Cemetery. The priest, fearing vandals, ordered the grave restored to a natural condition without a marker. Some twenty years later, the strange odyssey and the disbursement of his bones began. Quantrill's mother arrived in the company of her son's boyhood friend. A request made to take the remains back to Ohio was refused. However, it was agreed the grave would be dug up and the contents viewed. Quantrill's friend took the skull to Mrs Quantrill who identified it based upon a chipped tooth. Under cover of darkness, the entire box was stolen. Upon return to Dover, the bones were interred in the family plot in the Dover 4th St Cemetery minus the skull and various bones the unscrupulous friend had removed and kept. Some bones ended up at the Kansas State Historical Society and the skull to the Dover museum until buried in a separate container in the family plot. The stolen parts were repatriated by the Missouri Division of the Sons of Confederate Veteran's and are buried among his comrades at the Old Confederate Veteran's Home Cemetery, Higginsville, Mo.
 
 
Lion of Lucerne Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Thomas Onions, May 29, 2011
8. Lion of Lucerne Marker
Burial Site of John T Graves - the last Veteran residing at the Confederate Home.
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on May 30, 2011, by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas. This page has been viewed 633 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on May 30, 2011, by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas.
 
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