Lemay in St. Louis County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Jefferson Barracks Historic Site North Gate
The North Entrance to Jefferson Barracks is at the intersection of Grant and Greg Road. The two stone guard shacks and the building in between were used by the Military Police during World War II.
The Coat of Arms of the 6th Infantry is prominently feature above the door. The white shield is the color of the facing on the infantry uniforms in 1812, the year regiment was organized. At the top of the Shield is a silver cross on a red field, part of the Coat of Arms of the ancient Lords of Dun. It was near the city of Dun the 6TH Infantry crossed the Meuse River in World War I. The river crossing is symbolized by a wavy base line. The green alligator symbolizes the heroic serve of the regiment in the Seminole War of 1837. The green scaling ladder commemorates the storming of the Citadel of Chapultepec in 1847, during the war with Mexico. The 6th Infantry motto " Unity is strength" is in green letters on a silver scroll. At the top is a red lion's face on a wreath of the colors of the regiment (silver and red) which represents the service of the 6th in the campaigns in Canada during the War of 1812.
The water tank, now the maintenance building, was completed in 1931 and could hold 350,000 gallons of water. Pumps in the house distributed water throughout the post.
Erected by Friends of Jefferson Barracks; Saint Louis County Parks.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and Castles • War, World II • Wars, US Indian. A significant historical year for this entry is 1826.
Location. 38° 31.177′ N, 90° 16.634′ W. Marker is in Lemay, Missouri, in St. Louis County. Marker is on Gregg Road just north of Cy Road, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 533 Grant Rd, Saint Louis MO 63125, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. Jefferson Barracks Historic Site North Gate (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Missouri Military Memorial (about 600 feet away); Jefferson Barracks Historic Site - Visitors Center, Laborer House and Stable (about 600 feet away); Operation Desert Shield & Desert Storm (about 700 feet away); A Longstanding, Strategically Central Military Post (approx. 0.2 miles away); Jefferson Barracks Historic Site - Tent City (approx. 0.2 miles away); Jefferson Barracks Historic Site - Old Ordnance Room (approx. ¼ mile away); Jefferson Barracks Historic Site - World War II Reception Center #1772 (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lemay.
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