Independence Day celebrates why veterans served! We celebrate America!  Its history, its origin, our freedom, and our founders.  The Declaration of Independence, was ratified by the Second Continental Congress on 4-JULY 1776, establishing the United States of America.

After declaring our independence, our forefathers, our earliest veterans sacrificed for the freedom we enjoy today.  Did you know, many American Revolution soldiers, veterans settled in our county?  Love your freedom?  Thank a veteran!  Here are a few of our early settlers (veterans) buried nearby.

  • Joseph Baugh 1758-1846
  • James Bryan (1723-1807)
  • John Castillo (1762-1830)
  • Warren Cottle (1755-1811)
  • David Dorst (1757-1826)
  • Zachariah Moore (1762-1837)
  • John Pitman ((1753-1839)
  • Samuel Wells (1754-1830)
  • Jacob Zumwalt (1752-1820)

It’s likely you recognize some of these names.  Want to know more?  Contact the St. Charles County Veterans Museum.  God Bless America!

Please contact the St. Charles County Veterans Museum Oral History project at or call 636-294-2657 for more information and lets’ talk. We want to hear from you because we know…Every Veteran has a story.