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Baxter Springs in Cherokee County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Fort Blair

Civil War Tour

 
 
Fort Blair Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 28, 2010
1. Fort Blair Marker
Inscription. Fort Blair, constructed as a garrison for soldiers guarding the Military Road, was attacked by rebel forces of William Quantrill on Oct. 6, 1863.

Although greatly outnumbered, Lt. James Pond and men from the 3rd Wisc. Cav. and Kans. 2nd Colored Inf. defended the fort with little loss of life.
 
Erected by City of Baxter Springs. (Marker Number 4.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kansas, Baxter Springs Civil War Tour marker series.
 
Location. 37° 1.773′ N, 94° 44.021′ W. Marker is in Baxter Springs, Kansas, in Cherokee County. Marker is on East Avenue near 6th Street, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is along the east boundary of Fort Blair Historic Site. Marker is at or near this postal address: 604 East Avenue, Baxter Springs KS 66713, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort Blair Blockhouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Blair Breastworks (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Blair West Breastworks (within shouting distance of this marker); John Baxter (within shouting distance of this
Fort Blair Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 28, 2010
2. Fort Blair Marker
Replica blockhouse in background. Looking WNW.
marker); Baxter Springs Massacre Burial Site (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); 2nd Kansas Colored Infantry at Fort Blair (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Baxter Springs.
 
Also see . . .
1. Fort Blair. (Submitted on November 11, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Battle of Fort Blair. (Submitted on November 11, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Baxter Springs Civil War History. (Submitted on November 11, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesWar, 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 746 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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