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Baldwin City in Douglas County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Battle of Black Jack

 
 
Battle of Black Jack Marker image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Onions, June 14, 2009
1. Battle of Black Jack Marker
This is a closeup of the Main marker.
Inscription. (Main Marker):
First Battle between Free and Slave States fought on these grounds June 2, 1856

(Secondary Marker):
Deeded to Kansas 1917
 
Erected 1913 by Post 40 Grand Army of the Republic & Women's Relief Corps #102.
 
Location. 38° 45.838′ N, 95° 7.858′ W. Marker is in Baldwin City, Kansas, in Douglas County. Marker is at the intersection of East 2000th Road and North 175th Road, on the right when traveling south on East 2000th Road. Click for map. Marker is within the Robert Hall Pearson Memorial Park. Marker is in this post office area: Baldwin City KS 66006, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named The Battle of Black Jack (here, next to this marker); Ivan L. Boyd Memorial Prairie Preserve (approx. mile away); a different marker also named Battle of Black Jack (approx. mile away); Black Jack Park (approx. mile away); Black Jack Cabin (approx. 0.3 miles away); Baldwin (approx. 1.9 miles away); Baker University (approx. 3.1 miles away); Palmyra Well (approx. 3.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Baldwin City.
 
Regarding Battle of Black Jack.
Battle of Black Jack Marker image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Onions, June 14, 2009
2. Battle of Black Jack Marker
This is a closeup of the secondary dedication marker.
According to the Black Jack Battlefield Website, many people consider this armed clash to be the first "Battle" of the U.S. Civil War.
 
Also see . . .
1. Black Jack Battlefield & Nature Park. This is the official website to the park and the efforts to preserve it. (Submitted on June 16, 2009, by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas.) 

2. Battle of Black Jack. This is the Wikipedia entry on the details on the Battle of Black Jack. (Submitted on June 16, 2009, by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Battle of Black Jack Marker image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Onions, June 14, 2009
3. Battle of Black Jack Marker
A distance photo of the markers with the park name and some informational plaques on the Battle.
Battle of Black Jack Marker image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Onions, June 14, 2009
4. Battle of Black Jack Marker
This is the walking tour of the Battlefield. the surrender site is just over the Bridge in the clearing in the distance.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas. This page has been viewed 1,054 times since then. Last updated on , by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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