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Old Drum Monument

  • Birth unknown
  • Death 28 Oct 1869 Johnson County, Missouri, USA
  • Burial Warrensburg, Johnson County, Missouri, USA
  • Memorial ID 12010

Commemorates the shooting death of a black-and-tan hound named Old Drum and a subsequent series of trials for monetary damages which culminated in the dog owner's 1870 victory and lawyer (later Senator) George Graham Vest's most memorable speech. Each of the five lawyers at this trial were later prominent figures: Missouri Governor T. T. Crittenden, US Senators Francis M. Cockrell, and Vest, Wabash Railroad President W. H. Blodgett, and US Congressman and Federal Judge J. F. Phillips.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 31 Aug 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 12010
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Old Drum Monument (unknown–28 Oct 1869), Find A Grave Memorial no. 12010, citing Holden Street Cemetery, Warrensburg, Johnson County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .