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Lawrence in Douglas County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Citizens Memorial Monument

 
 
Citizens Memorial Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Onions, January 5, 2008
1. Citizens Memorial Monument Marker
Front of Marker
Inscription. (Front Inscription):
Dedicated to the memory of
the one hundred and fifty citizens
who defenseless fell
victims to the inhuman ferocity of border
guerrillas led by the infamous Quantrell
in his raid upon Lawrence.
August 21st, 1863.
Erected May 30, 1895

(Back Inscription):
The roll of their names may be found in the
City Clerks office and in the
records of the State Historical Society in Topeka.

 
Erected 1895 by Lawrence Monument Association.
 
Location. 38° 57.479′ N, 95° 12.721′ W. Marker is in Lawrence, Kansas, in Douglas County. Marker is at the intersection of Oak Hill Avenue, on the right when traveling north on Oak Hill Avenue. Touch for map. This memorial is at the bottom of the hill of section 2 across the street from the Senator James Lane Headstone. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1605 Oak HIll Avenue, Lawrence KS 66044, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Grand Army of the Republic Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Spanish-American War Memorial (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Arthur C. "Dutch" Lonborg
Citizens Memorial Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Onions, January 5, 2008
2. Citizens Memorial Monument Marker
The back of the Citizen's Memorial
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Larry Brown (approx. 0.2 miles away); Dr. F. C. "Phog" Allen (approx. 0.2 miles away); Adolph Frederick Rupp (approx. 0.2 miles away); Dean Smith (approx. 0.2 miles away); Dr. James Naismith (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lawrence.
 
Also see . . .
1. A Most Unusual Gathering. This is a website from the Kansas State Historical Society on a Victim's reunion in 1913. Information on the Memorial is on page 5. (Submitted on June 19, 2009, by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas.) 

2. Oak Hill Cemetery. Official City link to the Cemetery with information regarding the memorial. (Submitted on June 20, 2009, by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas.) 

3. Lawrence Massacre. This is the Wikipedia document on the Lawrence Massacre. (Submitted on June 20, 2009, by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Senator James H. Lane image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Onions, January 5, 2008
3. Senator James H. Lane
Senator James Lane Headstone. James Lane was one of the main targets of William Quantrill's Lawrence raid. Senator Lane happened to be in Lawrence during the massacre and escaped into a cornfield where he survived.
City Flag of Lawrence image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Onions, January 5, 2008
4. City Flag of Lawrence
Note the Phoenix rising from the ashes and year of 1863 within the Seal in the middle.
Citizens Memorial Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Onions, May 9, 2010
5. Citizens Memorial Monument Marker
John Speer headstone in Oak Hill Cemetery. This headstone is west of the Citizen's memorial and southwest and down the hill from the James Lane headstone. John Speer was the editor of the Lawrence Republican at the time of the raid as was on Quntrill's "death list". Speer lost two sons in the raid.
Citizens Memorial Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Onions, May 9, 2010
6. Citizens Memorial Monument Marker
Louis Carpenter marker -
born Dec. 14, 1829,
Killed in the Lawrence Raid
August 21, 1863
Louis Carpenter was a judge in Douglas County and, according to Wikipedia, was the highest ranking civic leader killed in the Massacre.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 19, 2009, by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas. This page has been viewed 1,129 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 19, 2009, by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas.   4. submitted on June 20, 2009, by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas.   5, 6. submitted on May 9, 2010, by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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