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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 placed the bulk of his proslavery militia men in a line here to charge the center of John Brown's Free State guerilla's line of defense and charged the center of Brown's line in the brush lining the Marais Des Cygnes River. Brown's Free State guerillas put up a spirited defense, and then began to withdraw across the Marais Des Cygnes River to draw Reid's proslavery force away from Osawatomie. Please proceed to sign four across the bridge and directly ahead.
 
Erected 2012 by Kansas State Historical Society. (Marker Number 3.)
 
Location. 38° 29.968′ N, 94° 57.563′ W. Marker is in Osawatomie, Kansas, in Miami County. Touch for map. Marker is about 200 feet north 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 are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Battle of Osawatomie (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Battle of Osawatomie (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); T. B. Williams and J. B. Remington
Battle of Osawatomie Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 31, 2013
2. Battle of Osawatomie Marker
(about 300 feet away); John Brown Statue (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named Battle of Osawatomie (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named Battle of Osawatomie (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named Battle of Osawatomie (about 400 feet away); John Brown Battleground (about 400 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 11, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Battle of Osawatomie Primary Documents. (Submitted on October 11, 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 11, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 248 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 11, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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