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

Baxter Springs Massacre 1863

 
 
Baxter Springs Massacre 1863 Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 12, 2012
1. Baxter Springs Massacre 1863 Marker
Inscription.

The blood that flowed in Kansas before and during the Civil War nourished the twin trees of Liberty and Union.

 
Erected 1969 by United States Department of the Interior, National Park Service and the City of Baxter Springs.
 
Location. 37° 2.167′ N, 94° 44.109′ W. Marker is in Baxter Springs, Kansas, in Cherokee County. Marker is on Military Avenue (U.S. 69). 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 (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 (approx. 0.4 miles 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.)
Baxter Springs Massacre 1863 Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 12, 2012
2. Baxter Springs Massacre 1863 Marker
Looking south along Military Avenue

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. Territorial Kansas Online. (Submitted on January 10, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. DisastersPatriots & PatriotismSettlements & SettlersWar, 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 324 times since then and 83 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 10, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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