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Osawatomie in Miami County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Battle of Osawatomie

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., August 31, 2013
1. Battle of Osawatomie Marker
Inscription.

John Reid's proslavery militia men formed up in two lines on horseback here and attacked John Brown's Free State guerillas in an aggressive charge. The proslavery Militia men were mounted on horses that were not trained for combat, and began to throw their riders when Brown's Free State guerillas opened fire. In addition, Brown's men were armed with Sharp's rifles, which could deliver more fire power than the proslavery forces muzzle loaders. The proslavery forces withdrew, dismounted and regrouped and attacked Brown's Free State guerillas on foot in a second charge. Please proceed to sign three directly ahead.

[Photo caption reads] August Bondi, an Austrian revolutionary [sic] who fought beside John Brown at the Battle of Osawatomie.
 
Erected 2012 by Kansas State Historical Society. (Marker Number 2.)
 
Location. 38° 29.938′ N, 94° 57.552′ W. Marker is in Osawatomie, Kansas, in Miami County. Touch for map. Marker is about 75 feet northeast of the Adair Cabin, the centerpiece of the John Brown Museum State Historic Site, in John Brown Memorial Park, with entrance off Main Street at 10th Street. Marker is in this post office area: Osawatomie KS 66064, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
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By William Fischer, Jr., August 31, 2013
2. Battle of Osawatomie Marker
are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Battle of Osawatomie (within shouting distance of this marker); T. B. Williams and J. B. Remington (within shouting distance of this marker); John Brown Statue (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Battle of Osawatomie (within shouting distance of this marker); John Brown Battleground (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Battle of Osawatomie (within shouting distance of this marker); John Brown of Kansas (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Site of the Battle of Osawatomie (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Osawatomie.
 
Also see . . .
1. John Brown Museum State Historic Site KS. (Submitted on October 10, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Battle of Osawatomie Primary Documents. (Submitted on October 10, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. History of Osawatomie. (Submitted on October 10, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 10, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 239 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 10, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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