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

Mass Grave Site

 
 
Mass Grave Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tony Meyers, August 4, 2011
1. Mass Grave Site Marker
Inscription. The undulations in the ground behind this plaque mark the site of the mass burial of 17 men killed at the Battle of Liberty on September 17, 1861. These Federal soldiers came to Liberty to prevent Confederates from joining General Price at the seige of Lexington but were ambushed by the waiting rebels. Their remains were exhumed in 1912 and placed in graves at Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery. Names of these deceased soldiers are preserved in the Grand River Chapel.

"Christ both died and arose that He might be Lord both of the dead and the living" (Rom. 14:7-9)
 
Erected 1994.
 
Location. 39° 14.92′ N, 94° 24.793′ 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. Touch for map. The marker is located on a path approximately 50' North 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. Civil War Memorial (here, next to this marker); Grand River Baptist Church (a few steps from this marker); The Trenches On The Hill
Mass Grave Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tony Meyers, August 4, 2011
2. Mass Grave Site Marker
Original grave site located in the area behind the marker.
(within shouting distance of this marker); "The Old Graveyard" "Mt. Memorial Cemetery" (about 300 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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Liberty.
 
Additional keywords. Battle of Blue Mills Landing Battle of Liberty Grand River Chapel William Jewell College
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Civil
 
Mass Grave Site - Near Grand River Chapel image. Click for full size.
By Tony Meyers, August 4, 2011
3. Mass Grave Site - Near Grand River Chapel
The Mass Grave Site Marker is located adjacent to the Grand River Chapel on the William Jewell campus.
The main battlefield as it appears today. Looking south while driving on South Liberty Bend Road. image. Click for full size.
By Tony Meyers, August 20, 2011
4. The main battlefield as it appears today. Looking south while driving on South Liberty Bend Road.
The main battle occurred south of Liberty approximately .4 mile south of Missouri Highway 210 at the point where South Liberty Bend Road turns east and becomes NE 52nd Street. N 39.18703 W 94.38157
The Battle of Liberty (Blue Mills Landing) - Battlefield as it appears today. image. Click for full size.
By Tony Meyers, August 20, 2011
5. The Battle of Liberty (Blue Mills Landing) - Battlefield as it appears today.
Looking west at NE 52nd and South Liberty Bend Road.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 4, 2011, by Tony Meyers of Liberty, Missouri. This page has been viewed 860 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 4, 2011, by Tony Meyers of Liberty, Missouri.   3. submitted on August 5, 2011, by Tony Meyers of Liberty, Missouri.   4, 5. submitted on August 29, 2011, by Tony Meyers of Liberty, Missouri. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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