General James Shields
May 10, 1810
Died June 1, 1879
Rests in St. Mary's Cemetery near
Soldier · Statesman
Jurist · Patriot
Mexican War · Civil War
Cerro Gordo · Winchester
Chapultepec · Port Republic
United States Senator from
Illinois - Missouri - Minnesota
Governor Oregon Territory
Commissioner U.S. Land Office
Justice Supreme Court of Illinois
Erected 1914 by the State of Missouri.
Location. 39° 21.489′ N, 93° 29.771′ W. Marker is in Carrollton, Missouri, in Carroll County. Marker is on Main Street (Business U.S. 65) south of Benton Street, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Monument is on the east grounds of the county courthouse. Marker is at or near this postal address: 8 South Main Street, Carrollton MO 64633, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 16 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Court House Bell (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named General James Shields (approx. 1.9 miles away); Veterans Memorial The Lewis and Clark Expedition Across Missouri (approx. 10.1 miles away); Port of Waverly (approx. 10.1 miles away); Gen. Joseph O. Shelby Park (approx. 10.4 miles away); Santa Fe Trail (approx. 15.5 miles away).
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker.
Also see . . .
1. James Shields Congressional Bio. (Submitted on November 23, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
2. General James Shields: soldier, orator, statesman (by Henry A. Castle, Minnesota Historical Society). (Submitted on November 23, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
3. Statue of Gen. James Shields Dedicated at Carrollton, Mo. (Submitted on November 23, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
Categories. • Patriots & Patriotism • Politics • War, Mexican-American • War, US Civil •
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