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2nd Kansas Colored Infantry at Fort Blair

 
 
2nd Kansas Colored Infantry at Fort Blair Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 28, 2010
1. 2nd Kansas Colored Infantry at Fort Blair Marker
Inscription.
The brush arbor was located in this general area and was used for a dining area for the troops at Ft. Blair. The colored troops were having lunch here when Quantrill's attackers approached from both the east and the south. The troops made their way through the mounted guerillas to the fort in order to retrieve their weapons and display their expert marksmanship, fearlessly defending the small camp and keeping the stars and stripes flying above Ft. Blair
 
Erected by Baxter Springs Historical Society.
 
Location. 37° 1.753′ N, 94° 44.062′ W. Marker is in Baxter Springs, Kansas, in Cherokee County. Marker can be reached from 6th Street near Military Avenue (U.S. 69). Click for map. Marker is in the Fort Blair Historic Site. Marker is in this post office area: Baxter Springs KS 66713, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Hanging Tree (within shouting distance of this marker); Battle of Baxter Springs (within shouting distance of this marker); The Battle For Fort Blair (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Blair West Breastworks (within shouting distance of this marker);
2nd Kansas Colored Infantry at Fort Blair Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 28, 2010
2. 2nd Kansas Colored Infantry at Fort Blair Marker
Looking SSE toward the Baxter Springs Heritage Center & Museum in background.
The Big Spring (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Blair Blockhouse (within shouting distance of this marker); John Baxter (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Blair Breastworks (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Baxter Springs.
 
Regarding 2nd Kansas Colored Infantry at Fort Blair. The 2nd Kansas Colored Infantry was later redesignated the 83rd United States Colored Infantry.
 
Also see . . .
1. Fort Blair. (Submitted on November 6, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Battle of Fort Blair. (Submitted on November 6, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. History of Baxter Springs. (Submitted on November 6, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. 2nd Kansas Colored Infantry Regiment. (Submitted on November 6, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. African AmericansForts, CastlesPatriots & PatriotismWar, US Civil
 
Fort Blair HIstoric Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
3. Fort Blair HIstoric Site Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 852 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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