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

Baxter Springs Civil War Memorial

 
 
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By Thomas Onions, January 31, 2009
1. Baxter Springs Civil War Memorial Marker
Inscription. (dedication on front of marker) Erected by the United States to the Memory of the Officers and Soldiers Killed in the Battle of Baxter Springs October 8, 1863, and Other Engagements in this Vicinity who are Buried near this Monument, and Whose Names are Known, are Inscribed Hereon.

(list of names on south side of marker)

Maj. Henry Z. Curtis Asst. Adj. Genl. U.S. Vols.
Chaplain Ozem B. Gardner 13th Kansas Infantry

14 Kansas Cavalry
T. B. Long E. B. Sharp
J. A. Baker Elias Way
G. W. Tracy Jno. Welsh
Jesse Gay D. S. Elliott
M. M. Stanly Thos. Kelly
W. T. Collins Theo Tracy
Thos. Martin Thos. Morgan
Alex Miller J. T. Cardwell
Sgt. Theo Wade Zimri Piercey
Henry Stuttee Sgt. Geo. Keith
Owen Donnelly Danl. Sullivan
Lawrence Roach Jas. Buckmaster
Corpl. W. G. Martin

79 U.S.C.T.
Corpl. Bedford Green

(names on east side of marker)

3rd Wisconsin Cavalry
Lieut. Lorenzo A. Dixon
Lieut. Asa W. Farr
W.C. Clark T.P. Leach
John Davis Wm. Lloyd
Geo. W. Tige F.A. Martin
Sam'l Hart Wm. Hopper
G.R. Kelley David Beam
C.O. Howard Jno. Zaynor
Sgt. C.K.
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By Thomas Onions, January 31, 2009
2. Baxter Springs Civil War Memorial Marker
Closeup of the South Side Dedication and Name List
Bly Jno. Wright
Jno. Cannon Alf'd Green
Wm. Gifford J.S. Russell
O.H. Shaffer A.A. Bennett
Henry Pond Lincoln Rice
P.T. Stimpson Dennis Smith
Frank Guldin Rob't Murphy
Henry Brewer Dennis McNary
Marion Record James Dempsey
Jos. Burlingame Stephen Gallea
Fred'k Mossinger Martin Van Duzen
Francis Van Camp Abraham Woodhull

(names on north side of marker)

Brigade Band
M. Mumser Jno. Fritz
Swartk Ouis Sgt. T. L. Davis
Frank LaRue Geo. Gemunder
Franz Balloun Henry Pellage
Sgt. Henry Bulow Frank Rossmainth
Sgt. J.P.M. Madison Corp'l Nathan Nott
Corp'l Fred'k Simon Corp'l Theo. Luscher

Civilians
John Fry J.R. O'Neill
Jos. Regner Chas. Wood
Thos. Clary Geo. Holman
Jno. McClure Remel Wood
J.C. Lowbower Holas Cowery
Henry Remble Martin Housle
Jack ______ Zack _______

(names on west side of marker)

2nd Kansas Battery
Corp'l Van R. Hancock
A.W. Gaines Thos. Larkin
Joseph Endicott Cameron Garrett

9th Kansas Cavalry Lieut. A.T. Spencer
Geo. A. Ela J.M. Barrow
Peter Schafer
2nd Ohio Cavalry
Enoch Summers
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By Thomas Onions, January 31, 2009
3. Baxter Springs Civil War Memorial Marker
Name list on East Side of Marker
Roman Wenchell

83rd U.S.C.T.
Lieut. R.L. Cook Chas. Allen

9th Wisconsin Infantry
Ludwig Salzweoell

12th Kansas Infantry
Jno. T. Moore

15th Kansas Cavalry
Corp'l W. J. Wallace
 
Erected 1886 by United States.
 
Location. 37° 1.925′ N, 94° 46.252′ W. Marker is in Baxter Springs, Kansas, in Cherokee County. Marker can be reached from 5th Street. Touch for map. 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 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Johnston Public Library (approx. 1.9 miles away); Baxter Springs Massacre (approx. 1.9 miles away); a different marker also named Baxter Springs Massacre (approx. 2 miles away); Baxter Springs Massacre 1863 (approx. 2 miles away); Birthplace of Waterjet Cutting (approx. 2 miles away); Wiggins House (approx. 2 miles away); First School in Baxter Springs (approx. 2 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baxter Springs.
 
More about this marker. This Memorial is located within Soldier's Lot - part of the National Cemetery System (known as National Cemetery #2). The Soldier's Lot is
Baxter Springs Civil War Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Onions, January 31, 2009
4. Baxter Springs Civil War Memorial Marker
North Side Name List
located within the Baxter Springs City Cemetery 1 miles west of town on US-166.
 
Also see . . .
1. Baxter Springs' Soldier's Lot. Department of Veterans' Affairs website for the Soldier's Lot (Submitted on July 26, 2009, by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas.) 

2. Baxter Springs, Ks. Link for the City of Baxter Springs - this includes information on the history of the battle and the Soldier's Lot. (Submitted on July 26, 2009, by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas.) 

3. CWSAC Battle Summary. The NPS link to information on the Battle of Baxter Springs. (Submitted on July 26, 2009, by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Baxter Springs Civil War Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Onions, January 31, 2009
5. Baxter Springs Civil War Memorial Marker
West Side Name List
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By Thomas Onions, January 31, 2009
6. Baxter Springs Civil War Memorial Marker
The upright cannons mark the limits of the mass reinterment around the Baxter Springs Civil War Memorial. The government markers outside the cannon barrels are later burials.
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By Thomas Onions, January 31, 2009
7. Baxter Springs Civil War Memorial Marker
Soldier's Lot plaque
 
 
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