Captain James Callaway

Captain James Callaway (HM1C1X)

Location: Fulton, MO 65251 Callaway County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 50.833', W 91° 56.852'

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Sacred to the memory of
Captain James Callaway,
who sacrificed his life in the defense of hiscountry, and who fell in the same battle in whichMcMullin, 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.
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HM NumberHM1C1X
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Placed ByThe citizens of Callaway County and Rev. W. H. Burnham
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Date Added Friday, September 12th, 2014 at 9:11pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 591331 N 4300348
Decimal Degrees38.84721667, -91.94753333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 50.833', W 91° 56.852'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 50' 49.98" N, 91° 56' 51.12" W
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Area Code(s)573
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2-98 E 5th St, Fulton MO 65251, US
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