Saturday, April 14, 2007

Stoddard County Confederate Monument

Attached is a link to the Stoddard County Confederate Monument. Although Joseph G. Lewis was originally from Cape Girardeau County, he ended up settling for good in Stoddard County. He is buried in Oak Ridge Cemetery, near Zaddock, Stoddard, Missouri. This monument is in the cemetery in Bloomfield, Stoddard, Missouri. An interesting note...another direct ancestor and 3rd great grandfather, Jacob Cossairt, was a Captain of the 8th Missouri State Militia Cavalry...but for the Union! You'll see my dad and I posing at his grave site, which is just feet for the Stoddard Confederate Monument. Pretty ironic, eh?!


2 comments:

Bethany said...

I like that picture of you and you Dad!

CSA Brent said...

Yea, that is a good one. It was a happy moment to re-discover Jacob Cossairt's family site so close to the Confederate monument. Dad had forgotten it was there, and I had never seen it. So it was a highlight of the trip to find his head marker. Eventually I'll make a site for Jacob Cossairt, who was captain of Co. K from the 8th Missouri State Militia Cavalry, US.