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Richmond in Ray County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Colonel Alexander W. Doniphan

 
 
Colonel Alexander W. Doniphan Dedication Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 17, 2020
1. Colonel Alexander W. Doniphan Dedication Marker
Inscription.  

Erected by the State of Missouri
in honor of

Colonel Alexander W. Doniphan

Commander of First Regiment Missouri
Mounted Volunteers in the War with Mexico

Born Mason County, Kentucky, July 9, 1808
Died Richmond, Missouri, August 8, 1887

On the roster of the great soldiers of
the earth must always stand in a halo
of glory the name of
Colonel Alexander W. Doniphan of Missouri
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Colonel Alexander William Doniphan

Colonel Doniphan was of immense stature,
noble appearance, brilliant parts, fearless,
of great moral courage, sanguine, faithful,
just, poetic in temperament, the champion of
the down-trodden, eloquent beyond
description and without doubt entitled
to be classed among the greatest
orators and lawyers that ever lived.
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[Bas relief]
Doniphan's Expedition to Mexico
1846-47. 3600 Hundred

Colonel Alexander W. Doniphan Laudatory Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 17, 2020
2. Colonel Alexander W. Doniphan Laudatory Marker
Miles.
The Greatest March in History.
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[Bas relief]
Sacramento
February 28, 1847

 
Erected 1918.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Patriots & PatriotismWar, Mexican-American.
 
Location. 39° 16.724′ N, 93° 58.656′ W. Marker is in Richmond, Missouri, in Ray County. Marker is on College Street north of Main Street (State Highway 10), on the right when traveling north. Monument is on the Ray County Courthouse grounds. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 West Main Street, Richmond MO 64085, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pvt. John Wallace (here, next to this marker); Richmond (here, next to this marker); Ray County Bicentennial Memorial (a few steps from this marker); 1856 Courthouse Cornice Planter (a few steps from this marker); World War II and Korean War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Vietnam War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); World War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); The Bushwhacker in Missouri (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richmond.
 
Related markers.
Doniphan Bas Relief Marker - Mexico March image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 17, 2020
3. Doniphan Bas Relief Marker - Mexico March
Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .
1. Historic Missourians: Alexander William Doniphan. (Submitted on October 2, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Kentucky History: Alexander William Doniphan. (Submitted on October 2, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Alexander W. Doniphan Bio. (Submitted on October 2, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. Podcast #83 - Alexander Doniphan Presentation at The Truman Presidential Library (2007). (Submitted on October 2, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
5. COLONEL ALEXANDER DONIPHAN AND THE 1ST REGIMENT OF THE MISSOURI MOUNTED VOLUNTEERS (Naughton, 2018). (Submitted on October 2, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Doniphan Bas Relief Marker - Sacramento March image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 17, 2020
4. Doniphan Bas Relief Marker - Sacramento March
Colonel Alexander W. Doniphan Monument image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 17, 2020
5. Colonel Alexander W. Doniphan Monument
Colonel Alexander W. Doniphan Statue image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 17, 2020
6. Colonel Alexander W. Doniphan Statue
Colonel Alexander W. Doniphan Statue Detail image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 17, 2020
7. Colonel Alexander W. Doniphan Statue Detail
Doniphan Statue Sculptor's Mark image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 17, 2020
8. Doniphan Statue Sculptor's Mark
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 2, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 2, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 39 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on October 2, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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