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Osawatomie in Miami County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Battle of Osawatomie

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., August 31, 2013
1. Battle of Osawatomie Marker
Inscription.

The Battle of Osawatomie was a military victory for proslavery forces, and a moral and propaganda victory for Free State forces in Kansas Territory. John Brown became a symbol of Free State resistance to proslavery forces, and inspired Free State advocates in Kansas Territory to continue to fight for the Free State cause, which led to Kansas entering the Union as a Free State on January 29, 1861.

John Brown survived the Battle of Osawatomie and became nationally known as "Osawatomie Brown" because of his stand against proslavery forces at the Battle of Osawatomie, and was spurred to put his plan to raid Harpers Ferry, Virginia into action as he watched proslavery forces loot and burn Osawatomie following the Battle. Thank you for touring the Site of the Battle of Osawatomie.
 
Erected 2012 by Kansas State Historical Society. (Marker Number 5.)
 
Location. 38° 30.022′ N, 94° 57.561′ W. Marker is in Osawatomie, Kansas, in Miami County. Click for map. Marker is about 500 feet north of the Adair Cabin, the centerpiece of the John Brown Museum State Historic Site, in John Brown Memorial Park, with entrance off Main Street at 10th Street. Marker is in this post office area: Osawatomie KS 66064, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Battle of Osawatomie Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 31, 2013
2. Battle of Osawatomie Marker
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Battle of Osawatomie (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Battle of Osawatomie (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Battle of Osawatomie (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Battle of Osawatomie (about 600 feet away); T. B. Williams and J. B. Remington (about 600 feet away); John Brown Statue (about 600 feet away); a different marker also named Battle of Osawatomie (about 600 feet away); John Brown Battleground (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Osawatomie.
 
Also see . . .
1. John Brown Museum State Historic Site KS. (Submitted on October 11, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Battle of Osawatomie Primary Documents. (Submitted on October 11, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 224 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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