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Stilwell in Johnson County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Quantrill's Raids and the Military Road

1862

 
 
Quantrill's Raids and the Military Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., January 8, 2013
1. Quantrill's Raids and the Military Road Marker
Inscription.

In Spring, 1862, William Clarke Quantrill, confederate guerrilla, led raids in and about Aubry, taking an uncounted toll of lives and property. Union troops seeking the raiders camped often along the military road (now Metcalf) from Fort Leavenworth to Fort Scott. Union retaliation provoked Bill Anderson of Aubry to join Quantrill. Later he became known as Blood Bill.
 
Erected by Blue Valley Community Council, Historical Society of Blue Valley, and Optimist Club of Blue Valley.
 
Location. 38° 46.041′ N, 94° 39.643′ W. Marker is in Stilwell, Kansas, in Johnson County. Marker is on 199th Street west of Lamar Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at Stilwell Elementary School. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6410 West 199th Street, Stilwell KS 66085, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Stanley Rural High School (approx. 6.2 miles away); Santa Fe and Oregon Trails (approx. 6.2 miles away); Smoot Peace Park and Veterans Memorial (approx. 7.5 miles away in Missouri); Spring Hill Cemetery Veterans' Memorial
Quantrill's Raids and the Military Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., January 8, 2013
2. Quantrill's Raids and the Military Road Marker
Looking east, with Stilwell Elementary School in background
(approx. 9.5 miles away); Rest Soldier Rest (approx. 9.5 miles away); A Most Desirable Spot For Camping (approx. 9.9 miles away); The Travelers (approx. 9.9 miles away); Roads To The West (approx. 9.9 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Quantrill's Raiders. (Submitted on March 30, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. William Clarke Quantrill. (Submitted on March 30, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Quantrill's Flag. (Submitted on March 30, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. DisastersPatriots & PatriotismRoads & VehiclesWar, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 30, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 539 times since then and 53 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 30, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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