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George W. Law - Fulton, MO
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
N 38° 50.836 W 091° 56.859
15S E 591321 N 4300353
Quick Description: Part of a large Civil War historic marker is a memorial to the fallen sheriff.
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 4/17/2019 5:29:44 AM
Waymark Code: WM10D3V
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member jhuoni
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Long Description:

County of marker: Callaway County
Location of marker: E. 5th St., courthouse lawn, Fulton
Marker erected by: Missouri's Civil War Heritage Foundation, Inc.
Funded by: McCoskrie Family and Smockingbird's Gifts
Date erected: 2012

George W. Law (1828-1873)
Born in Franklin County, Va., Law was a popular farmer and family man near Reform who in 1861 commanded a Missouri State Guard company that served with distinction a the Battle of Lexington. He then led many of these men as captain of Co. B, 1st Missouri Confederate Cavalry, under Elijah P. Gates. Ascending to lieutenant colonel and second in command, he lost his arm in combat in the Vicksburg campaign. Postwar he was elected Callaway County sheriff but in 1873 was mortally wounded by vigilantes while transporting a prisoner. At his deathbed he was joined by his old commander, Gates, himself Buchanan County sheriff, despite his own loss of an arm during the war. The heroic Law is remembered with an annual award honoring the country's outstanding law officer. Photo courtesy Isham Holland.

Website pertaining to the memorial: [Web Link]

List if there are any visiting hours:
Courthouse lawn, so, common sense and good manners will work just fine.


Entrance fees (if it applies): Zero

Type of memorial: Plaque

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