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

Battle of Black Jack

 
 
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By Thomas Onions, June 14, 2009
1. Battle of Black Jack Marker
Kansas State Historical Marker on the Battle of Black Jack
Inscription. This "battle" was part of the struggle to make Kansas a free state. In May, 1856, Proslavery men destroyed buildings and newspaper presses in Lawrence, Free-State headquarters. John Brown's company then killed five Proslavery men on Pottawatomie Creek not far from this spot. In retaliation Henry C. Pate raided near-by Palmyra and took three prisoners. Early on the morning of June 2, Brown attacked Pate's camp in a grove of black jack oaks about 1/4 mile south of this sign. Both sides had several wounded and numerous desertions before Pate and 28 men surrendered, Brown claiming he had only 15 men left. As evidence of civil war, this fight received much publicity and excited both the North and the South.
 
Erected by Kansas Historical Society and State Highway Commission. (Marker Number 7.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kansas Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 38° 46.042′ N, 95° 7.726′ W. Marker is in Baldwin City, Kansas, in Douglas County. Marker is on U.S. 56 0.1 miles east of East 2000 Road. Click for map. This marker is in Black Jack Park. The site is well-marked by signs along the highway. Marker is in this post office area: Baldwin City KS 66006, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
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By Thomas Onions, June 14, 2009
2. Battle of Black Jack Marker
A reconstructed log cabin in Black Jack Park. This Cabin is used for meetings and special events.
At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Black Jack Park (here, next to this marker); Black Jack Cabin (a few steps from this marker); Ivan L. Boyd Memorial Prairie Preserve (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named The Battle of Black Jack (approx. mile away); a different marker also named Battle of Black Jack (approx. mile away); Baldwin (approx. 2 miles away); Palmyra Well (approx. 3.1 miles away); Baker University (approx. 3.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Baldwin City.
 
Also see . . .  Battle of Black Jack. This is the Wikipedia entry for the battle of Black Jack. (Submitted on June 18, 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
Area shot of Black Jack Park
Battle of Black Jack Marker image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Onions, June 14, 2009
4. Battle of Black Jack Marker
This is a picture of the Black Jack Battlefield approximately .25 mile south of this marker.
Battle of Black Jack Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 9, 2013
5. Battle of Black Jack Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas. This page has been viewed 1,368 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas.   5. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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