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Brigadier General James Shields Monument Commission Records, 1913-1914

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Identifier: A0177

Title: Brigadier General James Shields Monument Commission Records, 1913-1914

Description:

This organization of prominent Carrollton, Missouri, businessmen was formed to commission a monument to Brigadier General James Shields in front of the courthouse at Carrollton. Edward A. Dickson, Harry C. Brown, and Hiram J. Wilcoxson, were the commissioners. James Shields (1810-1879), a United States senator from Illinois, Minnesota, and Missouri, served in the Union army as a brigadier of volunteers from 1861 to 1863. After the war, he moved to Carrollton, Missouri, where he practiced law. He also served in the Missouri House of Representatives in 1874 and 1879, as adjutant general of Missouri in 1877, and as United States senator from Missouri from January 27 to March 3, 1879, filling the vacancy caused by the death of Senator Lewis V. Bogy. Shields is buried at St. Mary's Cemetery in Carrollton.

The volume constitutes the official record of the Brigadier General James Shields Monument Commission, and includes biographical information on Shields.

1 volume

Cite as: Brigadier General James Shields Monument Commission Records, Missouri History Museum Archives, St. Louis.

Rights: UND

Place: United States

Dates: 1913-1914

Type(s): Documentary Artifacts
Collection

Maker/Creator: Brigadier General James Shields Monument Commission (Carrollton, Mo.)

Subjects: Statues
Civil War, 1861-1865

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