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Liberty in Clay County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

The Trenches On The Hill

 
 
The Trenches On The Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tony Meyers, August 28, 2011
1. The Trenches On The Hill Marker
Inscription. Rumors of a Confederate Invasion which would include the burning of Liberty and a raid on Fort Leavenworth resulted in the fortifying of this hill in April, 1862. Doors from nearby homes were used to line the trench across the hill. This marker is placed where one of three cannons was positioned. The invasion never materialized and the trenches were abandoned in the fall of 1862.

At this marker let us pray for the day that men and women will “hammer their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruninghooks” (Isaiah 2:4).
 
Location. 39° 14.905′ N, 94° 24.78′ W. Marker is in Liberty, Missouri, in Clay County. Marker can be reached from East MIssissippi Street 0.1 miles east of North Jewell Street. Click for map. This marker is located on a rock patio 20 south of the Grand River Chapel on the campus of William Jewell College. Marker is at or near this postal address: 544 East Mississippi Street, Liberty MO 64068, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Grand River Baptist Church (a few steps from this marker); Civil War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Mass Grave Site (within shouting distance of this marker); "The Old Graveyard" "Mt. Memorial Cemetery"
Marker is located adjacent to the Grand River Chapel on the William Jewell campus. image. Click for full size.
By Tony Meyers, August 28, 2011
2. Marker is located adjacent to the Grand River Chapel on the William Jewell campus.
(about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Goldman-Duckworth House (approx. mile away); Frank Hughes Memorial Library (approx. 0.3 miles away); Methodist Episcopal Church Founded 1822 (approx. 0.3 miles away); Lightburne Hall (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Liberty.
 
Additional keywords. William Jewell Liberty Missouri
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Tony Meyers of Liberty, Missouri. This page has been viewed 531 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Tony Meyers of Liberty, Missouri. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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