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

Fort Blair West Breastworks

 
 
Fort Blair West Breastworks Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., August 28, 2010
1. Fort Blair West Breastworks Marker
Inscription.  
The west wall of the breastworks had been removed the day before the attack in order to enlarge the encampment to make room for more than 100 additional cavalry troops which had arrived under the command of Lt. Pond.
 
Erected by Baxter Springs Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesWar, US Civil.
 
Location. 37° 1.776′ N, 94° 44.051′ W. Marker is in Baxter Springs, Kansas, in Cherokee County. Marker can be reached from 6th Street near Military Avenue (U.S. 69). Marker is in Fort Blair Historic Site. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Baxter Springs KS 66713, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Battle of Baxter Springs (a few steps from this marker); The Battle For Fort Blair (a few steps from this marker); John Baxter (a few steps from this marker); Fort Blair Blockhouse (a few steps from this marker); Fort Blair Breastworks (a few steps from this marker); Baxter Springs Massacre Burial Site
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Blair (within shouting distance of this marker); 2nd Kansas Colored Infantry at Fort Blair (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baxter Springs.
 
Also see . . .
1. Fort Blair, Kansas & the Baxter Springs Massacre. Legends of America website entry (Submitted on November 6, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 

2. Battle of Baxter Springs. Wikipedia entry (Submitted on November 6, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 

3. Plan A Trip To Baxter Springs, One Of Kansas' Most Charming Historic Towns. Only in Your State website entry (Submitted on September 22, 2023, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
Fort Blair West Breastworks Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., August 28, 2010
2. Fort Blair West Breastworks Marker
Looking west toward Military Avenue.
Fort Blair HIstoric Site Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr.
3. Fort Blair HIstoric Site Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 22, 2023. It was originally submitted on November 6, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 856 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 6, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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