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

Baxter Springs Massacre

Civil War Tour

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., April 12, 2012
1. Baxter Springs Massacre Marker
Inscription.

On Oct. 6, 1863, Gen. James Blunt and about 125 men from the 3rd Wisc. Cav. and the 14th Kans. Cav. stopped at the creek before coming into Ft. Blair. They were caught in a surprise attack from the rebel forces of William Quantrill. Nearly 100 of Blunt's men were killed in the massacre at Baxter Springs.
 
Erected by City of Baxter Springs. (Marker Number 6.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kansas, Baxter Springs Civil War Tour marker series.
 
Location. 37° 2.171′ N, 94° 44.113′ W. Marker is in Baxter Springs, Kansas, in Cherokee County. Marker is on Military Avenue (U.S. 69), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in Military Park, opposite Baxter Springs High School. 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 walking distance of this marker. Baxter Springs Massacre 1863 (a few steps from this marker); Birthplace of Waterjet Cutting (a few steps from this marker); Baxter Springs Massacre Burial Site (approx. 0.4 miles away); John Baxter (approx. 0.4 miles away); Fort Blair Breastworks

Baxter Springs Massacre Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 12, 2012
2. Baxter Springs Massacre Marker
Looking south along Military Avenue
(approx. half a mile away); Battle of Baxter Springs (approx. half a mile away); The Battle For Fort Blair (approx. half a mile away); Fort Blair West Breastworks (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baxter Springs.
 
Also see . . .
1. Fort Blair & the Baxter Springs Massacre. (Submitted on January 10, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. History of Baxter Springs. (Submitted on January 10, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Baxter Springs City Cemetery Soldiers' Lot. (Submitted on January 10, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. Blunt's Flag Captured by Quantrill's Raiders. (Submitted on January 10, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. DisastersPatriots & PatriotismWar, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 10, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 385 times since then and 107 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 10, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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