Missouri SM Cav
Over 150 years have passed since the Battle of Lone Jack. More can be read about the battle here: https://civilwaronthewesternborder.org/.../battle-lone-jack
Cole Younger is said to have been among the Confederates, while most of Quantrill’s Raiders were still looting Independence.
On the side of the Union was a Bates County man named Private George Mead, who served the Union with Company F, 2nd Battalion, Missouri State Militia Cavalry.
More can be read about this regiment here: http://www.civilwararchive.com/Unreghst/unmocav1.htm...
Mead had been born in Cass County, where he lived his during his young years. After the war, he married and settled in Bates County Missouri. He and his wife, Thurse Ann (Hopkins), raised a family and farmed in Deer Creek Township, Bates County. They are buried together at Crescent Hill Cemetery, Adrian, Missouri.
Private George Mead’s service is remembered in brick at the Lt. Charles Garrison Veterans Memorial (Section A, Line 28).