Missouri Confederate Memorial State Historic Site
211 W. First Street
Higginsville, MO 64037
Created in 1889 as meeting place for Missouri's
Confederate soldiers, it became a place for the less fortunate to live out
their remaining years.
Bivouac of the Dead*
by: Theodore O'Hara
Twas in that hour his stern command called to a martyr's grave
The flower of his beloved land, the nation's flag to save.
By rivers of their father's gore his first-born laurels grew,
And well he deemed the sons would pour their lives for glory too.
"Bivouac of the Dead", is displayed at national
cemeteries. Verses shall appear on many of these pages.
Confederate cemetery at Missouri Confederate
The official site for
modern photographs of American Civil War Battlefields