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Vital Historical Records of Jackson County, Missouri 1826-1876
Collected, compiled and published by The Kansas City Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution 1933-1934

Pg. 413 (As it reads)

The Confederate Soldier’s Cemetery
Sometimes called the Self Cemetery
SE corner 71st St. and Troost Ave.
Data gathered from interviews with Mr. Kemp, Mockbee, Mr. G. M. Toliver, Mr. Greenberry Ragan, and Mrs. Lem. Stevenson.

In 1902 the Kansas City Missouri Chapter 149, United Daughters of the Confederacy, erected a monument "To the Brave Southern Soldiers Who Fell in the Battle of Westport, October 23, 1864.”

The monument stands almost upon the exact spot where General Jo Shelby and his soldiers slept the night before the battle of Westport. Jo Shelby’s grave is close to the base of the monument. Eighty unknown soldiers, who were killed at the battle of Westport, were buried together on the field. The monument was dedicated May 30, 1902.

It is known that the following were buried at 71st and Troost Avenue:

Upton Hays
Richard Yager
William McGuire
Officer Jones from Arkansas

In the quit claim deed recorded in connection with the sale of the burying ground at 71st and Troost Avenue the name mentioned is the Byram Ford Cemetery Association.

-Confederate Soldiers buried on Mockbee Farm-

On the Mockbee Farm, which would now be located at 76th and Holmes Streets, were buried Confederate soldiers who were killed in the neighborhood during the Civil War.
These bodies were moved to the Byram Ford Confederate Cemetery of Jackson County, which was located at what would now be the southeast corner 71st and Troost Avenue, and still later moved into Forest Hill Cemetery. (~Per: Jan Toms)

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