Histopolis Place-of-the-Day

Histopolis features a different cemetery, town, county or other place every day on the Place-of-The-Day.

Friday, February 4, 2011

The Histopolis Place-of-the-Day for Friday, February 4, 2011 is the Union Confederate Monument in Union Cemetery, Kansas City, Kaw Township, Jackson County, Missouri.

"Established in 1857 between the towns of Westport and Kansas, Missouri, the 49-acre Union Cemetery was intended for both communities. Thus, the cemetery was not named after the Union Army, but for the union of the two communities. In 1889, the town of Kansas changed its name to Kansas City, and annexed Westport in 1897. Today, the cemetery is located within downtown Kansas City. Many notable local figures are interred in Union Cemetery, including George Caleb Bingham, a 19th-century painter, and Alexander Majors, who helped establish the Pony Express.

"The 8’ tall granite obelisk commemorates 15 Confederate prisoners of war who died in Kansas City. Originally buried in the city cemetery, their remains were subsequently interred in Union Cemetery, although the location of the individual graves are not known. Two bronze tablets fastened to the monument list the names of the prisoners, who were taken during the Battle of Westport, the turning point in the Missouri Campaign of Confederate Major General Sterling Price.

"The lot is located in the northeast section of the cemetery and it is identified as stop #15 in the cemetery’s walking tour."

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February 2011

1Mobile National Cemetery, Mobile, Mobile County, Alabama
2Jefferson City National Cemetery, Jefferson City, Jefferson Township, Cole County, Missouri
3Roseburg Veterans Cemetery, Roseburg, Douglas County, Oregon
4Union Confederate Monument, Union Cemetery, Kansas City, Kaw Township, Jackson County, Missouri
5Quantico National Cemetery, Prince William County, Virginia
6San Antonio National Cemetery, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas
7Fort Bayard National Cemetery, Grant County, New Mexico
8Kerrville National Cemetery, Kerrville, Kerr County, Texas
9Biloxi National Cemetery, Biloxi, Supervisor District 1, Harrison County, Mississippi
10Winchester National Cemetery, Winchester, Winchester City, Virginia
11Alabama National Cemetery, Shelby County, Alabama
12National Military Cemetery, Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio
13Saint Francois County, Missouri
14Lincoln Parish, Louisiana
15Conecuh County, Alabama
16Saint Tammany Parish, Louisiana
17Aroostook County, Maine
18Sumner County, Tennessee
19Hendricks County, Indiana
20Carroll County, New Hampshire
21Dakota County, Nebraska
22Madison County, Kentucky
23Allegany County, Maryland
24Becker County, Minnesota
25Mitchell County, North Carolina
26Kootenai County, Idaho
27Sumter County, South Carolina
28Miami County, Kansas



Note: The first Place-of-the-Day was in September 2010