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Fulton in Callaway County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Captain James Callaway

 
 
Captain James Callaway Memorial image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 12, 2013
1. Captain James Callaway Memorial
Callaway County Courthouse in background
Inscription.

Sacred to the memory of
Captain James Callaway,
who sacrificed his life in the defense of his country, and who fell in the same battle in which McMullin, McDermid and Houchins were killed.

Captain James Callaway,
raised and commanded a company of one hundred Rangers during the War of 1812-14. He is said to have fought the Indians in more than 100 engagements and was finally killed in the last battle of the war. He was shot by an Indian from ambush as he was swimming in Loutre Creek; his body was afterwards recovered by the Rangers and buried on the hillside overlooking Loutre at the mouth of Prairie Fork Creek.

Captain James Callaway,
the man after whom Callaway County was named, was born in Boonesburough, Ky., on Sept. 13th 1783. He was the grandson of Daniel Boone. His mother's maiden name was Jemima Boone. He was a brave and successful Indian fighter and was killed in battle with the Indians on the 7th of March, 1815.

This monument was erected with money raised in voluntary contributions from the citizens of Callaway County by Rev. W. H. Burnham.

 
Erected by the citizens of Callaway County and Rev. W. H. Burnham.
 
Location.
Captain James Callaway Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 12, 2013
2. Captain James Callaway Marker
38° 50.833′ N, 91° 56.852′ W. Marker is in Fulton, Missouri, in Callaway County. Marker is at the intersection of 5th Street and Court Street, on the right when traveling east on 5th Street. Touch for map. Memorial is on the north grounds of the county courthouse. Marker is at or near this postal address: 10 East 5th Street, Fulton MO 65251, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Boone's Rock (here, next to this marker); War Memorial (here, next to this marker); Callaway County Men at War (a few steps from this marker); Fulton (approx. 0.2 miles away); Memorial Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named War Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); War Comes to Westminster College (approx. 0.4 miles away); Robertson Historic District (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fulton.
 
Also see . . .
1. Captain James Callaway and His Rangers. (Submitted on November 24, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. A Directory of Callaway County, Missouri. (Submitted on November 24, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Callaway Family Association Blog. (Submitted on November 24, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. Callaway County, Missouri, Official Website. (Submitted on November 24, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Captain James Callaway Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 12, 2013
3. Captain James Callaway Marker

 
Categories. Man-Made FeaturesPatriots & PatriotismSettlements & SettlersWar of 1812
 
Captain James Callaway Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 12, 2013
4. Captain James Callaway Marker
Captain James Callaway Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 12, 2013
5. Captain James Callaway Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 24, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 361 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 24, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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