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

Quantrill's Raiders Ford Spring River

Civil War Tour

 
 
Quantrill's Raiders Ford Spring River Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 12, 2012
1. Quantrill's Raiders Ford Spring River Marker
The $1,000 Reward is not for the capture of Quantrill's Raiders
Inscription.

On Oct. 6, 1863, William Quantrill and 300 guerilla rebel troops forded Spring River nearby, to attack Ft. Blair
 
Erected by City of Baxter Springs. (Marker Number 1.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kansas, Baxter Springs Civil War Tour marker series.
 
Location. 37° 1.47′ N, 94° 43.348′ W. Marker is in Baxter Springs, Kansas, in Cherokee County. Marker is on 12th Street (U.S. 166), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in Kiwanis Park, about 400 feet northwest of the 12th Street Bridge's west approach over Spring River. 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. Quantrill's Raiders Prepare to Attack Fort Blair (approx. mile away); Quantrill's Raiders Kill Johnny Fry (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Zellekin Brewery (approx. 0.6 miles away); Log Cabin (approx. 0.6 miles away); Last Pratt Pony Truss Bridge in Cherokee County (approx. 0.7 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.7 miles away); Black Dog Trail (approx. 0.7 miles away); Phillips 66 Petroleum Company Gas Station (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baxter Springs.
 
Also see . . .

Quantrill's Raiders Ford Spring River Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 12, 2012
2. Quantrill's Raiders Ford Spring River Marker
Looking southeast toward the 12th Street Bridge

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.)
 
Categories. DisastersPatriots & PatriotismWar, US CivilWaterways & Vessels
 
 
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 239 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 10, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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