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Kirkwood in St. Louis County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Veteran's Memorial

 
 
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By Jason Voigt, September 13, 2020
1. Veteran's Memorial
Inscription.  

A memorial to those,
known and unknown, who
served our country and
are laid to rest here:

Washington Green, colored cook
7th Infantry Regiment, Company A
Born 1818

Arthur Mason, Private 1st Class
442nd Regiment
1881 - Feb. 26, 1938

Willis Mitchell, Private
54th Regiment,
U.S. Colored Infantry, Company C
1847 - 1920

Henry Whitson, Sergeant
65th Regiment,
U.S. Colored Infantry, Company F
1831 - 1878

George Washington Willis,
Sergeant
12th Regiment, U.S. Colored
Heavy Artillery, Company H
1847 - 1917

 
Erected 2008.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansCemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Civil.
 
Location. 38° 34.123′ N, 90° 26.082′ W. Marker is in Kirkwood, Missouri, in St. Louis County. Memorial can be reached from Old Big Bend Road east of South Ballas Road. Memorial is located in Quinette
Veteran's Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, September 13, 2020
2. Veteran's Memorial
Surrounded by headstones created for three of the men mentioned on the memorial.
Cemetery. A plaque with the same inscription is mounted at the main entrance to the cemetery (see photo). Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 12188 Old Big Bend Rd, Saint Louis MO 63122, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Historic Quinette Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); Quinette Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); #9 (approx. 1.4 miles away); #750 (approx. 1.4 miles away); The Gasconade Bridge Disaster (approx. 1.4 miles away); Civil War Destruction (approx. 1.4 miles away); The Pacific Railroad Controversy (approx. 1.4 miles away); Riot in the Tunnels (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kirkwood.
 
Additional keywords. USCT, U.S. Colored Troops
 
Veteran's Memorial plaque image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, September 13, 2020
3. Veteran's Memorial plaque
Marker is mounted to the left of the entrance
Veteran's Memorial plaque image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, September 13, 2020
4. Veteran's Memorial plaque
Mounted near the entrance of Quinette Cemetery. Mostly the same text as the monument.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 14, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 13, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 39 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 13, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.
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