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Near La Russell in Lawrence County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Cave Springs' Cemetery Civil War Memorial
 
Cave Springs' Cemetery Civil War Memorial Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Thomas Onions, November 7, 2009
1. Cave Springs' Cemetery Civil War Memorial Marker
 
Inscription. (Picture of the Union Eagle resting upon a striped shield. A banner with the words "Union Forever" in its beak. It is clutching arrows and an olive branch.)

In memory of the Union Soldiers & Citizens of Cave Spring and Bowers' Mill Whose Lives Were Lost in the Defence of Their Homes During the Terrible Civil War in Southwest Missouri 1861 - 1865

76th Regiment Enrolled Missouri Militia

Cave Spring School
Co. D - Capt. Green C. Stotts

Biddlecome, John Pvt. 10/27/1862 DOD Cooper, William Pvt. 1/24/1862 Died Degraffenreid, John Pvt. 03/19/1863 KIA Downey, George Pvt. 11/01/1862 KIA Hoswaw, Stephen Pvt. 11/01/1862 KIA Lawrence, Franklin Pvt. 10/29/1862 KIA McGehee, Asa P. Pvt. 11/21/1862 DOD Moore, George Pvt. 12/25/1862 DOD Porter, Esquire 10/11/1862 KIA Young, Riley Pvt. 09/06/1862 KIA Gaither, Ephriam 2nd Lt Co. C 11/21/1862 KIA

Bowers' Mill
Co. G
Capt. Henry Fisher
Capt. Thomas Stemmons

Baker, Peter Pvt. 07/20/1864 Blake, John K. 07/20/1864 KIA Buck, William Pvt. 01/29/1863 KIA Clark, Orange 07/20/1864 KIA Fisher, David Corp. 09/ /1864 KIA Fisher, Henry Capt. 03/19/1863 KIA Lawrence, J.P. Pvt. 07/20/1864 KIA Messic, Gentry Pvt. 01/28/1863 DOD Rice, Hiram Pvt. 09/17/1863 KIA Seymour, Robert Pvt. 07/20/1864
 
Cave Springs' Cemetery Civil War Memorial Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Thomas Onions, November 7, 2009
2. Cave Springs' Cemetery Civil War Memorial Marker
Photo of Marker & Cemetery
 
KIA Spencer, William 2nd Sgt. 01/29/1863 KIA

7th Regiment Enrolled Missouri Militia
Commanders
Co. C
Capt. Green C. Stotts
Capt. Thomas Stemmons

Alexander, Absalom Pvt. 11/26/1863 Death Arthur, Austia L. Corp. 11/23/1863 DOW Crawford, Stephen Pvt. 10/29/1864 KIA Estes, Thomas Pvt. Died Henson, Thomas C. Pvt. 09/07/1864 KIA Jackson, Robert V. Pvt. 06/01/1863 Death Lawrence, Alfred Pvt. 07/04/1864 KIA Lowry, James Pvt. 04/12/1864 DOD Morris, John W. Pvt. 04/16/1864 Died Sly, Levi Pvt. 1863 KIA Wilkinson, John 05/02/1863 Died

15th Regiment Cavalry Missouri Volunteers
Co. C
Commander - Capt. Green C. Stotts

Dunkle, George Pvt. 09/14/1864 KIA Guthrie, Richard Pvt. 09/14/1864 KIA White, John Pvt. 09/14/1864 KIA

Civilian Casualties

Sarah Alexander 10/05/1863 Richard Price Anderson 10/19/1862 Dr. Daniel D. Beck 09/30/1864 Linzey S. Beck 09/30/1864 Dr. J. M. Stemmons 03/08/1862 James H. Colley 06/16/1862 Charlotte Colley 06/16/1862 Age 6 Laban T. Fullerton 05/24/1865 James M. Hunbard 09/14/1864 Josiah Sparks 09/14/1864

"Poor is the Nation that has no Heroes - Shameful is the Nation that has Them and Forgets"
 
Erected 2009 by Eastern Jasper County Historic Sites Association.
 
Location. 37° 6.675′ N, 94° 3.827′ W. Marker is near La Russell, Missouri, in Lawrence County. Marker is on County Route 4 one mile north of Dogwood Lane, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: La Russell MO 64848, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 16 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sarcoxie, Missouri (approx. 4.1 miles away); Sarcoxie Veterans Memorial (approx. 4.1 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 15.8 miles away); Christopher G. Stark Memorial (approx. 15.8 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Cave Springs' Memorial Dedication. Article from the Joplin Globe regarding this Memorial and its Dedication. (Submitted on November 8, 2009, by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas.) 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on November 8, 2009, by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas. This page has been viewed 1,567 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 8, 2009, by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
 
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