W. A Nichols - JBNC - Lemay, MO
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
N 38° 29.937 W 090° 16.699
15S E 737348 N 4264687
Quick Description: Civil War Union General honored with this obelisk in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery.
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 9/4/2021 5:38:45 AM
Waymark Code: WM14WZV
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
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Long Description:

County of obelisk: St. Louis County
Location of Obelisk: Old Post Drive E., in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, Lemay

Old Post Dr. (N.,S., E., and W. are closed off and must be walked to. These are all Civil War sites. Closed off because of today's ignorant social goal to destroy everything Civil War by a select few deviants.

Tombstone Text:

BREVET MAG. GENL.
WILLIAM A. NICHOLS
U. S. ARMY:
Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
MAY 12, 1818,
Died in St. Louis,
APRIL 8, 1969.
Them which sleep with Jesus will God bring with him.


"Civil War Union Brevet Major General. An 1838 United States Military Academy graduate, he devoted his adult life to the military. His Civil War service was performed as a Colonel and Assistant Adjutant General in Washington, D.C. He was brevetted Brigadier General, US Regular Army on September 24, 1864 and Major General, US Regular Army on March 13, 1865 for "meritorious and faithful services during the war". He remained in the Regular Army after the war, and died in 1869 while on active duty at his Colonel's rank. He was the son-in-law of Brevet Brigadier General Rene E. DeRussy, and the brother-in-law of Brigadier General Gustavus A. DeRussy." ~ RPD2, on Find-A-Grave

Date Created/Placed: May 1969

Address:
2900 Sheridan Rd.,
Inside on Old Post Drive E.
Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery
Lemay, MO 63125


Height: 12 feet

Illuminated: no

Website: [Web Link]

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