The Bivouac of the Dead - Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery - Lemay, MO
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N 38° 29.870 W 090° 16.803
15S E 737201 N 4264559
Quick Description: Civil War quote and made famous in a Virginia Cemetery.
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 9/4/2021 5:13:11 AM
Waymark Code: WM14WZN
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
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Long Description:

County of quote: St. Louis County
Location of memorial: South Dr., just W. of Monument Dr., section 13/14, JB Cemetery, Lemay
Erected by: Annie Wittenmeyer, Tent No. 3, Daughters of Veterans, USA
Date erected: 1940

Monument Text:
(Top):

IN MEMORY OF THE
UNKNOWN DEAD
1861 - 1865
(Front):
"ON FAME'S ETERNAL CAMPING GROUND
THEIR SILENT TENTS ARE SPREAD,
WHILE GLORY GUARDS WITH SOLEMN ROUND
THE BOUVIC OF THE DEAD"

DEDICATED BY
ANNIE WITTENMEYER
TENT NO. 3,
DAUGHTER OF VETERANS,
U.S.A. St. Louis, Mo.


The entire poem can be read here: The Bivouac of the Dead  written by Danville, Kentucky native, Theodore O'Hara

Address:
2900 Sheridan Rd,
on South Drive,
Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery,
Lemay, MO 63125


Website: [Web Link]

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