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

Quantrill's Raiders Prepare to Attack Fort Blair

Civil War Tour

 
 
Quantrill's Raiders Prepare to Attack Fort Blair Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 12, 2012
1. Quantrill's Raiders Prepare to Attack Fort Blair Marker
Inscription.

Near this point, Quantrill's men split into 3 groups to approach Ft. Blair from the south, east, and north.
 
Erected by City of Baxter Springs. (Marker Number 2.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kansas, Baxter Springs Civil War Tour marker series.
 
Location. 37° 1.541′ N, 94° 43.57′ W. Marker is in Baxter Springs, Kansas, in Cherokee County. Marker is on 10th Street, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in Kiwanis Park, about 150 feet east of the intersection of 10th Street with Fairview Avenue. 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. Quantrill's Raiders Ford Spring River (approx. 0.2 miles away); Quantrill's Raiders Kill Johnny Fry (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Zellekin Brewery (approx. 0.4 miles away); Log Cabin (approx. 0.4 miles away); Last Pratt Pony Truss Bridge in Cherokee County (approx. 0.4 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Black Dog Trail (approx. half a mile away); Phillips 66 Petroleum Company Gas Station (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Baxter Springs.
 
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Quantrill's Raiders Prepare to Attack Fort Blair Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 12, 2012
2. Quantrill's Raiders Prepare to Attack Fort Blair Marker
Looking west toward 10th Street entrance gate to Kiwanis Park

1. Fort Blair & the Baxter Springs Massacre. (Submitted on January 10, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Blunt's Flag Captured by Quantrill's Raiders. (Submitted on January 10, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. DisastersPatriots & PatriotismWar, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 280 times since then and 17 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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