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Baxter Springs Massacre Burial Site Marker image, Touch for more information
By William Fischer, Jr., August 28, 2010
Baxter Springs Massacre Burial Site Marker
101 Kansas, Cherokee County, Baxter Springs — 9 — Baxter Springs Massacre Burial SiteCivil War Tour
First burial site for victims of the Baxter Springs Massacre and the attack on Ft. Blair. In 1869, the bodies were moved to the National Cemetary plot west of town.Map (db m37836) HM
102 Kansas, Cherokee County, Riverton — Baxter Springs Massacre and TodayA battle spread across the Plains
Headquartered in Fort Scott, Union Major General James G. Blunt was the highly recognized commander of the District of the Frontier. In 1863, Blunt decided his force needed to be closer to the gathering Confederate forces in the South and headed out . . . Map (db m170743) HM
103 Kansas, Linn County, Trading Post — 46 — Marais des Cygnes Massacre
Nothing in the struggle over slavery in Kansas did more to inflame the nation than the mass killing which took place May 19, 1858, about four miles northeast of this marker. Charles Hamelton who had been driven from the territory by Free-State men, . . . Map (db m4359) HM
104 Kansas, Linn County, Trading Post — Marais des Cygnes Massacre State Historic Site Trail
A Nation at Odds The mid 1800s were a time of turmoil and tragedy in the U.S. The issue of slavery polarized the nation. It created a moral, political, and economic dilemma. The struggle over slavery ultimately led to the Civil War, splitting . . . Map (db m39862) HM
105 Kansas, Sherman County, Goodland — The Kidder Massacre
About July 1, 1867, Lt. Lyman S. Kidder with ten men of the 2nd U.S. Cavalry, and an Indian guide, were attacked by Indians one mile east of this marker. On July 12 their mutilated bodies were found by Lt. Col. George A. Custer, who ordered the . . . Map (db m78880) HM
106 Kentucky, Ballard County, Wickliffe — 1309 — Fort Jefferson Site / Indian Massacre
Fort Jefferson Site Built in 1780 by George Rogers Clark as part of impressive plan of settlement, conceived by Gov. Patrick Henry of Virginia, later pursued by and named for Gov. Thomas Jefferson. The fort was to protect US claim to its . . . Map (db m18639) HM
107 Kentucky, Bullitt County, Shepherdsville — 2580 — Brooks' Spring / Westerfield Massacre
Brooks' Spring The spring here, first called Stewart's or Phillips' and then Brooks' Spring, was a well-known camping place in the early 1780s on the main route from the Falls of the Ohio & Beargrass Creek to Bullitt's Lick and Harrodsburg. . . . Map (db m174479) HM
108 Kentucky, Grant County, Crittenden — 936 — An Indian Massacre
Three miles west. Reputedly scene of one of last massacres in Ky. McClures and Kennedy's lived on hills above Bullocks pen creek and the Bran family occupied cabin on creek at foot of hills. Around 1805, party of Indians burned the Bran home after . . . Map (db m82149) HM
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109 Kentucky, Jefferson County, Louisville, Fisherville — 991 — Long Run Massacre
One mile south. Scene of massacre, undoubtedly the bloodiest in early Kentucky, which took place, 1781. A Miami Indian party killed over 60 pioneers en route from Squire Boone's Painted Stone Station to safety of forts at Falls of Ohio. Next day, . . . Map (db m161771) HM
110 Kentucky, Letcher County, Pound Gap — Pound Gap Massacre
About 500 yards southeast of Pound Gap, along the Fincastle Trail (Virginia side) is the location of the infamous “killing rock” where the Mullins’ family and friends were massacred on May 14, 1892. Five people were killed: Ira Mullins, . . . Map (db m90801) HM
111 Kentucky, Menifee County, Wellington — 189 — Murder Branch Massacre
In April 1793, thirty-five Indians attacked Morgan’s Station, a fort in Montgomery County, and captured nineteen residents. Pursued by a group of settlers, the Indians killed some captives at Murder Branch in Menifee County. After a skirmish . . . Map (db m146651) HM
112 Kentucky, Shelby County, Simpsonville — 2283 — "Horrible Massacre" / African American Cemetery
"Horrible Massacre" On January 25, 1865, Co. E. 5th United States Colored Calvary (USCC) attacked by Confederate guerillas while driving herd of 900 cattle to Louisville. About 22 men killed and at least eight severely wounded. Based at Camp . . . Map (db m136842) HM
113 Maryland, Baltimore, Inner Harbor — The Katyń Massacre, 1940Victims of Stalinist Terror — 20,000 Polish military officers murdered by the Soviet Secret Police (NKVD) —
In 1918, Poland regained her independence, after enduring three partitions and domination for 123 years by Russia, Prussia, and Austria. Barely 21 years later, on September 1, 1939 Nazi Germany invaded Poland from the west, triggering the Second . . . Map (db m183378) HM
114 Massachusetts, Essex County, Georgetown — Goodrich Massacre1630 - 1930
Ten rods east stood the house of Benjamin Goodrich who, with his wife and two children, was slain by the Indians on October 23, 1692Map (db m47864) HM
115 Massachusetts, Franklin County, Deerfield — Deerfield Massacre
Feb 29, 1703-4 The unfortified house of Benoni Stebbins standing on this lot was held by 7 men besides women and children for three hours against the assault of 200 soldiers and the wiles of 140 Indians. under a French . . . Map (db m141156) HM
116 Massachusetts, Middlesex County, Framingham — Site of Eames Massacre
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117 Massachusetts, Suffolk County, Boston, Beacon Hill — Boston Massacre Monument
Crispus Attucks • Samuel Maverick • James Caldwell • Samuel Gray • Patrick Carr
From that moment we may date the severance of the British Empire. Daniel Webster On that night the foundation of American Independence was . . . Map (db m215093) HM WM
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118 Massachusetts, Suffolk County, Boston, D Street / West Broadway — 4 / 5 — Boston Massacre 1770 / The East India Company
Boston Massacre 1770 Many Bostonians resented the presence and abuses of such a large military force in their midst, hostility grew rapidly, and there were frequent brawls between workers and soldiers. On the night of March 5, 1770, Captain . . . Map (db m215503) HM
119 Massachusetts, Suffolk County, Boston, Downtown — A Riot, the Massacre, and the Tea Party Reported missing
From 1769-1776 Boston was the flashpoint for events leading up to the American Revolution. On February 22, 1770, a crowd gathered around the house and shop of a Tory sympathizer and customs agent, Ebenezer Richardson. When they started pelting the . . . Map (db m18766) HM
120 Massachusetts, Suffolk County, Boston, Downtown — Victims of the Boston Massacre
The remains of Samuel Gray Samuel Maverick James Caldwell Crispus Attucks and Patrick Carr Victims of the Boston Massacre, March 5th, 1770, were here interred by order of the Town of Boston. ---------- Here also lies buried the body of . . . Map (db m19282) HM
121 Massachusetts, Suffolk County, Boston, Financial District — The Boston Massacre
On March 5, 1770, in the street before you, nine British soldiers were confronted by an angry mob."The soldiers did fire without orders and killed five of his Majesty's good subjects...How fatal are the effects of posting a standing army among a . . . Map (db m76632) HM
122 Massachusetts, Worcester County, Oxford — The Johnson Massacre
John Johnson and three children were killed by Indians in his house on this spot August 25, 1696. His wife was saved by her brother.Map (db m48785) HM
123 Michigan, Wayne County, Grosse Pointe Park — S0502 — Fox Indian Massacre
Encouraged by a potential alliance with the English, the Fox Indians besieged Fort Pontchartrain, Detroit, in 1712. Repulsed by the French and their Huron and Ottawa Indian allies, the Fox retreated and entrenched themselves in this area known as . . . Map (db m175027) HM
124 Minnesota, Jackson County, Jackson — Jackson County Massacre Monument
Erected by the State of Minnesota in the year 1909, to the memory of the pioneer setters of Jackson County, whose names are inscribed below, massacred by the Sioux Indians on March 26th, 1857, and August 24th, 1862. 1857 Massacre William . . . Map (db m205190) HM
125 Minnesota, Jackson County, Jackson — Olson Slaabakken Cabin / The Jackson County Massacre Monument
Olson Slaabakken Cabin Emmet Olson donated this cabin to the city of Jackson in 1926. The cabin is said to have been the first cabin occupied by the family of Engebret Olson when they arrived in Jackson County in 1860. He said that he traded a . . . Map (db m205193) HM
126 Minnesota, Kandiyohi County, New London — The West Lake Massacre
Rev. Andrew Jackson had two services arranged in his Norway Lake Swedish Lutheran Parish for Wednesday, the 20th of August, 1862. In the forenoon a meeting was held at the Lundborg cabin at West Lake, now known as Monson Lake in Swift County. Here a . . . Map (db m79405) HM
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127 Minnesota, Lake of the Woods County, Baudette — Massacre Island
Tradition is woven of fact and fiction. Two islands in the Lake of the Woods are named “Massacre,” one on the Canadian, one on the American side of the boundary. The Canadian island, the larger of the two, is heavily wooded. The American island . . . Map (db m207138) HM
128 Minnesota, McLeod County, Brownton — White Family Massacre
     About 1200 feet north-east of this point stood the pioneer log cabin of Samuel White.      There on September 22, 1862, Samuel and his wife Laura, and two children, Susan and Otis were brutally murdered by a small party of Sioux Indians . . . Map (db m69995) HM WM
129 Minnesota, Swift County, Sunburg — Broberg Cabin Massacre Site
This marks the spot where the first Indian massacre took place in this immediate locality August 20th 1862. For further information see Kandiyohi County history. This immemorial erected by P. Broberg being one of the remnants of the massacre.Map (db m199592) HM
130 Minnesota, Wright County, Howard Lake — The Dustin Massacre
A state of terror prevailed on the Minnesota western frontier for many months after the Sioux Uprising of 1862. Roving bands of Sioux continued to elude pursuers and attack settlers. The Dustin massacre occurred on June 29, 1863, one third mile . . . Map (db m69855) HM
131 Mississippi, Hinds County, Clinton — 32 — The Clinton Massacre — Mississippi Freedom Trail —
On September 4, 1875, a political rally and debate turned violent on the grounds of the former Moss Hill plantation, near downtown Clinton. An exchange of gunfire between White Democrats and Black Republicans left seven dead and dozens . . . Map (db m184616) HM
132 Missouri, Caldwell County, Braymer — Haun's Mill Massacre
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133 Missouri, Jackson County, Kansas City, Downtown Kansas City — In Memory of Law Enforcement Officers Killed in the "Kansas City Massacre"June 17, 1933
RAYMOND J. CAFFREY Special Agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation OTTO REED Chief of Police, McAlester, Oklahoma WILLIAM J. GROOMS Detective, Kansas City Missouri Police Department FRANK HERMANSON Detective, Kansas City Missouri Police . . . Map (db m19942) HM
134 Missouri, Lafayette County, Concordia — Massacre Site / Concordia
Side A: Massacre Site On August 22, 1861, "State Guard" troops under Col. Edwin W. Price plundered this community taking household goods, farm animals and merchandise from Brockhoff's Store. Sunday, Oct. 5, 1862, sixty drunken . . . Map (db m43980) HM
135 Missouri, Marion County, Palmyra — Palmyra MassacreA State Divided — The Civil War in Missouri —
The Palmyra Massacre The Palmyra Massacre was a grim ending to Confederate Col. Joseph Porter's 1862 recruiting campaign in northeast Missouri. Besides recruiting local men for the Confederate army, Porter attacked Union outposts and patrols . . . Map (db m55390) HM
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136 Missouri, St. Louis County, Lemay — Victims of the Japanese MassacrePuerto Princesa, Palawan, P.I. [Philippine Islands] — December 14, 1944 —
These U.S. prisoners of war of the Japanese were on the island of Palawan, P.I. as slave laborers building an airfield for the Japanese military. Believing that an invasion by the U.S. forces was imminent, the prisoners were forced into three tunnel . . . Map (db m124984) HM WM
137 Montana, Chouteau County, Loma — Victims of Blood Indian Massacre
Erected by J.H. Friend's Family Descendants of Franklin Friend for the Victims of Blood Indian Massacre May 25, 1865 Franklin Friend - George W. Friend Abraham Lotts - John Alley John Andrews - N.W. Burris Frank Angeline - Henry . . . Map (db m142490) HM
138 Montana, Toole County, Shelby — The Baker Massacre
On January, 23, 1870, soldiers commanded by Colonel Eugene Baker killed 173 Blackfeet Indians in a surprise attack on Heavy Runner's camp near here on the Marias 1869. A man of peace, Heavy Runner had no quarrel with the US Army. His people did not . . . Map (db m161387) HM
139 Nebraska, Hitchcock County, Trenton — 8 — Massacre Canyon
The adjacent stone monument erected in 1930 was first placed about a mile south of this area. Originally on the highway overlooking the canyon, it was moved to this location after the highway was relocated. Massacre Canyon is the large canyon . . . Map (db m79361) HM
140 Nebraska, Phelps County, Bertrand — Plum Creek Massacre SiteAugust 8, 1864
An early morning attack on a train of 12 wagons at this spot resulted in the death of 11 men and the capture of Mrs. Thomas Morton and 9 year old Danny Marble. The attack was by Indian “Dog Soldiers” of the Cheyenne Tribe led by Chief . . . Map (db m62794) HM
141 Nebraska, Phelps County, Bertrand — The Plum Creek Massacre
On the morning of August 8, 1864, a war party of Cheyenne and Arapaho Indians attacked a Denver-bound freight wagon train killing thirteen men and taking captive Nancy Jane Morton of Sidney, Iowa, and nine-year old Daniel Marble of Council Bluffs, . . . Map (db m107476) WM
142 Nevada, Eureka County, Eureka — Charcoal Burners Massacred Aug. 18, 1879
Giovanni Pedroni Marcellus Locatelli Teodoro Zesta Pompeo Pattini Antonio Canonica Charcoal Burners Massacred Aug. 18, 1879 By A Sheriff's Posse Southwest Of The Fish Creek RanchMap (db m89510) HM
143 New Hampshire, Strafford County, Durham — Oyster River Massacre
On July 18, 1694, a force of about 250 Indians under the command of a French Soldier, de Villieu, attacked settlements in this area on both sides of the Oyster River, killing or capturing approximately 100 settlers, destroying five garrison houses . . . Map (db m96442) HM
144 New Jersey, Bergen County, River Vale — “The Baylor Massacre”September 28, 1778
Late one night in 1778, the woods you are standing in suddenly echoed with the sounds of battle. A surprise attack by British soldiers nearly destroyed an American regiment, Baylor’s 3rd Continental Light Dragoons. Today, this park tells the story . . . Map (db m8455) HM
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145 New Jersey, Bergen County, River Vale — A Night of “Savage Cruelty”September 28, 1778
The evening of September 27, 1778, found Baylor’s Dragoons settling for the night near this site. The neighborhood’s name, Overkill, came from the small bridge “Over de kill”, a kill being a creek or river to the Jersey Dutch settlers. It . . . Map (db m8454) HM
146 New Jersey, Bergen County, River Vale — Baylor Massacre Millstone
“This millstone is the only visible marker of the Baylor Massacre in existence today. On September 28, 1778, a detail of Baylor’s Continental Dragoons camping at Haring’s Tannery in River Vale was betrayed into the hands of the British by a Tory . . . Map (db m7876) HM
147 New Jersey, Bergen County, River Vale — 47 — Baylor Massacre Park
In memory of American soldiers killed during the Revolutionary War in the “Baylor Massacre” on September 28, 1778. Lt. Col. George Baylor’s 3rd Regiment of Continental Dragoons took quarters for the night on several nearby farms. Tories betrayed . . . Map (db m7874) HM
148 New Jersey, Bergen County, River Vale — The Baylor Massacre
Here as they slept at dawn on Sept. 28, 1778 Col. Geo. Baylor and 116 Virginia Dragoons were attacked by the British under General "No Flint" Grey. Major Clough, Surgeon George Evans, with fifty other Colonial troopers were killed.Map (db m55831) HM
149 New Jersey, Ocean County, Barnegat Light — Massacre at Long Beach
October 25, 1782, a British vessel ran aground near Barnegat City and was captured by patriot militiamen under Capt. Andrew Steelman. That night, while sleeping on the beach, Steelman and his men were massacred by Tory raiders led by John Bacon.Map (db m34603) HM
150 New Jersey, Salem County, Hancocks Bridge — Hancock House Massacre
The winter of 1777 – 1778 had been particularly harsh on both the British and the Colonial troops. British commanders learned that the rich agricultural supplies in lower New Jersey could be obtained with little resistance and sent detachments . . . Map (db m21604) HM
151 New Jersey, Salem County, Hancocks Bridge — Patriots Massacred in the Hancock House
In commemoration of the patriots massacred in the Hancock House March 21, 1778. Erected by the Patriotic Order Sons of America of Salem County July 2, 1932.Map (db m21592) HM
152 New York, Greene County, Round Top — Massacre 1790
Johannes Strope & wife killed by Indians. Frederick Schermerhorn carried captive to Canada.Map (db m181010) HM
153 New York, Niagara County, North Tonawanda — Massacre On Wake Island
On December 23, 1941, with the fall of the island garrison, the Japanese captured 1,603 men. 1,150 were civilian contractors employed by Morrison-Knudsen Co. they were part of the Contractors Pacific Naval Bases who were hired to build air, . . . Map (db m162384) HM
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154 New York, Otsego County, Cherry Valley — Cherry Valley Massacre
Cherry Valley Sacred to the Memory Of Those who Died by Massacre In the Destruction of this Village At the Hands of the Indians & Tories Under Brant & Butler, Nov. 11. AD. 1778 Map (db m154638) HM
155 New York, Schenectady County, Schenectady — Commemorating Massacre
Commemorating Massacre of Feb. 8-9,1690. One Hundred and Fourteen French and Ninety-Six Indians Entered During Night at North Gate, Located at this Point. Assault was Commenced Here. Seventy Houses were Burned, Sixty Persons Killed and . . . Map (db m77520) HM
156 New York, Ulster County, Ellenville — Fantinekill Massacre MemorialIn Memoriam
Bevier Family Widow Elizabeth Bevier Age 62 Her Sons Solomon Age 29 • Josiah Age 23 —————— Sax Family Widow Johannah Sax Age 59 . . . Map (db m118476) HM
157 North Carolina, Guilford County, Greensboro — J-28 — Greensboro Massacre
Ku Klux Klan members and American Nazis, on Nov. 3. 1979, shot and killed five Communist Workers Party members one-tenth mile north.Map (db m219790) HM
158 North Carolina, Madison County, Marshall — P-71 — "Shelton Laurel Massacre"
Thirteen men and boys, suspected of Unionism, were killed by Confederate soldiers in early 1863. Graves 8 mi. E.Map (db m23126) HM
159 Ohio, Coshocton County, Coshocton — Broadhead Massacre
Around the spring nearby, was perpetrated, on April 20, 1781, the massacre of 20 Indians by Col. Daniel Broadhead's army of 300. This slaying was committed following destruction, the same day, of the two villages, Goschachgunk, (Coshocton) and . . . Map (db m14707) HM
160 Ohio, Lucas County, Maumee — C27 — Dudley's MassacreOhio Revolutionary Memorial Trail
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161 Ohio, Mercer County, Fort Recovery — St. Clair Massacre
On November 4, 1791 on this triangle of land between the rivers, Indian forces under Chief Little Turtle (Miamis) and Blue Jacket (Shawnees), surrounded General Arthur St. Clair's troops. Of his 1,200 soldiers, 900 were killed. It was the worst . . . Map (db m165768) HM
162 Ohio, Miami County, Fletcher — The Dilbone Massacre
In memory of Henry and Barbara Dilbone who were killed by the Indians on their farm to the north August 18th, 1813 Buried at this placeMap (db m29840) HM
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163 Ohio, Morgan County, Stockport — 11-58 — Big Bottom Massacre
Following the American Revolution, the new Federal government, in need of operating funds, sold millions of acres of western lands to land companies. One such company, the Ohio Company of Associates, brought settlement to Marietta in 1788. Two years . . . Map (db m16713) HM
164 Ohio, Tuscarawas County, Gnadenhutten — 15-79 — Gnadenhutten / The Gnadenhutten Massacre, "A Day of Shame"
Gnadenhutten The Moravian Church in America began missionary work among the Delaware and Mohican tribes of North America in the mid-18th century. David Zeisberger, one of the best-known Moravian missionaries, came to the Ohio country with . . . Map (db m224977) HM
165 Ohio, Wood County, Luckey — A126 — to Whittaker's Reserve / to Dudley's MassacreOhio Revolutionary Memorial Trail — Harrison's March — Reported missing
Ohio's Revolutionary Memorial Trail Text on West Side : Harrison's March • 1813 - - - - - 25 Miles to Whittaker's Reserve Text on East Side : Harrison's March • 1813 - - . . . Map (db m93495) HM
166 Ohio, Wood County, Perrysburg — A122 — to Dudley's Massacre / to Portage StockadeOhio Revolutionary Memorial Trail — Harrison-Hull-Tupper Marches — Reported missing
Ohio's Revolutionary Memorial Trail Text on South Side : Harrison-Hull-Tupper 1812 • Marches • 1813 - - - - - 6 Miles to Dudley's Massacre Text on North Side : . . . Map (db m93456) HM
167 Oklahoma, Tulsa County, Tulsa — Lynching in America / The 1921 Tulsa MassacreCommunity Remembrance Project
Lynching in America Thousands of Black people were the victims of racial terror lynching in the United States between 1877 and 1950. During this era, racial terror lynching of African Americans emerged as a stunning form of violent . . . Map (db m171252) HM
168 Oregon, Baker County, Huntington — Van Ornum Massacre
In October 1860 the Van Ornum Party, survivors of the Utter Disaster, reached Farewell Bend. Here they again encountered Indians. On September 9 & 10, in Idaho, the Elijah P. Utter wagon train suffered a two-day attack by Indians in which 11 . . . Map (db m107219) HM
169 Oregon, Baker County, Huntington — Van Ornum Wagon Train Massacre
By October 1860 the Van Ornum party reached Farewell Bend. They were survivors of the Elijah P. Utter wagon train that was attacked by Indians on September 9 and 10, just west of Castle Butte in Owyhee County, Idaho. The survivors had escaped the . . . Map (db m107220) HM
170 Oregon, Baker County, Huntington — Van Ornum Wagon Train Massacre
By October 1860 the Van Ornum party reached Farewell Bend. They were survivors of the Elijah P. Utter wagon train that was attacked by Indians on September 9 and 10, just west of Castle Butte in Owyhee County, Idaho. The survivors had escaped the . . . Map (db m107292) HM
171 Oregon, Wallowa County, Imnaha — Chinese Massacre Cove
(The text of this marker is in English, Sahaptin (Nez Percé), and Chinese) Site of the 1887 massacre of as many as 34 Chinese gold miners. No one was held accountable. Celmen Waptamaawnin' Toqooxpa . . . Map (db m138409) HM
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172 Pennsylvania, Chester County, Malvern — Massacre Farm / 19th Century House
Massacre Farm North To E. Whiteland Included A Site. Southwest of This Marker. The 19th Century House and Springhouse, Headwater of Crum Creek. Were torn down in 1989Map (db m48226) HM
173 Pennsylvania, Chester County, Malvern — Paoli Massacre Monument
(front of monument) Sacred to the memory of the patriots who on this spot fell, a sacrifice to British barbarity during the struggle for American Independence on the night of the 20th September 1777. (left side of monument) The . . . Map (db m13444) HM
174 Pennsylvania, Chester County, Malvern — Site of Paoli Massacre
Site of Paoli Massacre MALVERN Sept. 20, 1777Map (db m49381) HM
175 Pennsylvania, Chester County, Malvern — Site of the Paoli Massacre20 September 1777
These Memorial Grounds commemorate the engagement in the Revolutionary War known as the Paoli Massacre, an attack by the British Army on American troops, that took place near this spot toward midnight of September 20, 1777. About 150 American . . . Map (db m13505) HM
176 Pennsylvania, Greene County, Garards Fort — Corbly Massacre Monument
To symbolize the tragic massacre of the John Corbly family on this approximate site on Sunday morning May 10, 1782Map (db m195807) HM
177 Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Lancaster — Site of Conestoga Indian MassacreDecember 27, 1763
Site of Conestoga Indian Massacre December 27, 1763Map (db m122636) HM
178 Pennsylvania, Luzerne County, Hazleton — Lattimer Massacre
Near here at Harwood, on Sept. 10, 1897, immigrant coal miners on strike began a march for higher wages and equal rights. Unarmed, they were fired upon at Lattimer by sheriff's deputies. Nineteen marchers--Polish, Slovak, and Lithuanian--were . . . Map (db m32151) HM
179 Pennsylvania, Luzerne County, Lattimer — Lattimer Massacre
Here on September 10, 1897, nearly 400 immigrant coal miners on strike were met and fired upon by sheriff's deputies. Unarmed, they were marching from Harwood to Lattimer in support of higher wages and more equitable working conditions. Nineteen of . . . Map (db m44043) HM
180 Pennsylvania, Luzerne County, Lattimer — Lattimer MassacreSeptember 10, 1897
"It was not a battle because they were not aggressive, nor were they on the defensive because they had no weapons of any kind and were simply shot down like so many worthless objects; each of the licensed life takers trying to outdo the others in . . . Map (db m44136) HM
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181 Pennsylvania, Luzerne County, Sugarloaf — Sugarloaf Massacre
After an unsuccessful attack on Fort Augusta, Indians and Tories surprise a detachment of Northumberland Co. militia on Sept. 11, 1780. The site of the massacre is just beyond the town.Map (db m44057) HM
182 Pennsylvania, Luzerne County, Sugarloaf — The Sugarloaf Massacre
Near this spot occurred The Sugarloaf Massacre On September 11, 1780 a detachment of Captain John van Etten's Company, Northampton County Militia, resting at the spring was surprised by a band of Indians and Tories led by the Senece Chief . . . Map (db m93465) HM
183 Pennsylvania, Lycoming County, Williamsport — Site of Settler Massacre
This memorial marks the site of a massacre of white settlers by the Indians, June 10th 1778. Erected June 10th 1901.Map (db m175407) HM
184 Pennsylvania, Snyder County, Selinsgrove, Monroe Township — Penns Creek Massacre
October 16, 1755, a band of Indians ambushed and killed, wounded, or took captive some 26 settlers of this region. The attack was just west along Penns Creek, and first to follow Braddock's defeat.Map (db m43293) HM
185 Pennsylvania, Snyder County, Selinsgrove, Monroe Township — The (John) Penn's Creek Massacre
In commemoration of The (John) Penn's Creek Massacre, which occurred along this stream on October 16, 1755 when the settlers were attacked by the Indians and about 26 were killed, wounded or carried into captivity. This was the first Indian . . . Map (db m43881) HM
186 Pennsylvania, Union County, Mifflinburg, Limestone Township — Leroy Massacre
Near here John Jacob Leroy was killed by Indians on Oct. 16, 1755, following the Penn's Creek Massacre. This was the first Indian hostility in the region after Braddock's defeat.Map (db m84425) HM
187 Pennsylvania, Union County, Winfield, Union Township — Lee Massacre
Major John Lee and his entire family, with the exception of a son Robert, were massacred near here by an Indian war party of August 16, 1782.Map (db m70663) HM
188 Pennsylvania, Westmoreland County, East Huntingdon — Morewood Massacre
On April 2, 1891, at the nearby Morewood Mines of the H.C. Frick Coke Company, sheriff's deputies killed seven strikers; two more died later. These were among some 16,000 workers striking for higher wages in the coke region. Thousands of mourners . . . Map (db m55591) HM
189 Pennsylvania, Westmoreland County, Scottdale — Morewood Massacre
Seven of the nine strikers killed by deputies at the Morewood Coke Works April 2, 1891 are buried in a mass grave hereMap (db m228253) HM
190 Puerto Rico, Municipio de San Juan, San Juan, Puerta de Tierra — Masacre de Lod / Lod Massacre30 de mayo de 1972 / May 30, 1972
Masacre de Lod La Masacre de Lod representa el estallido de un nuevo tipo de terrorismo asesmo, marcada por un completa indefrencia hacia el ser humano, más allá de los confictos sociales, políticos, o religiosas, dando comienzo . . . Map (db m226099) HM
191 South Carolina, Greenville County, Greer — 23-33 — Early White Settlement / The Massacre of Jacob Hite
[Marker Front]: Early White Settlement By 1768 Indian traders and land speculators Richard Pearis (d. 1794) and Jacob Hite of Virginia acquired large tracts from the Cherokees in present-day Greenville County. Though royal . . . Map (db m24254) HM
192 South Carolina, Greenwood County, Troy — 24-1 — Long Canes Massacre
Three miles west is the site of an attack by Cherokee Indians upon settlers of Long Canes in the Cherokee war of 1759-1761. There on February 1, 1760, about 150 settlers, refugeeing to Augusta, were overtaken by 100 Cherokee warriors. Twenty-three . . . Map (db m9433) HM
193 South Carolina, Lancaster County, Buford — Battle of the Waxhaws: Massacre or Myth?
The Story of the Waxhaws Immediately after the engagement, reports spread that many were stabbed and killed as they tried to surrender. Many were taken to a local Presbyterian church where local residents cared for them, including a young Andrew . . . Map (db m95555) HM
194 South Carolina, Lancaster County, Buford — Buford's MassacreMay 29, 1780
On this site, Col. Abraham Buford's force of about 350 American patriots, while returning to Hillsborough, N.C., following the fall of Charles Town, were overtaken by British troops commanded by Col. Banastre Tarelton, it is historically told that . . . Map (db m23890) HM
195 South Carolina, Lancaster County, Buford — Disaster in South Carolina
A Declaration After years of tension over taxation and trade, the America colonies declared their independence from Great Britain in 1776. The British Government was determined not to let the colonies go without a fight. The Fight for . . . Map (db m95553) HM
196 South Carolina, McCormick County, Troy — 33-12 — Long Canes Massacre
Three miles west is the site of an attack by Cherokee Indians upon settlers of Long Canes in the Cherokee War of 1759-1761. There on February 1, 1760, about 150 settlers, refugeeing to Augusta, were overtaken by 100 Cherokee warriors. . . . Map (db m11640) HM
197 South Carolina, Orangeburg County, Orangeburg — 38-27 — The Orangeburg Massacre
On February 8, 1968, after three nights of escalating racial tension over efforts by S.C. State College students and others to desegregate the All Star Bowling Lanes, 3 students died and 27 others were wounded on this campus. S.C. Highway . . . Map (db m25299) HM
198 South Carolina, Union County, Union — Reconstruction Era Lynchings in Union County / Union County Jail Raid MassacreCommunity Remembrance Project
Reconstruction Era Lynchings in Union County After the Civil War, Black Americans were emancipated after more than two centuries of chattel slavery. Formerly enslaved people purchased land, built churches and schools, and eligible Black men . . . Map (db m196452) HM
199 South Dakota, Minnehaha County, Sioux Falls — Massacre Site
In late July 1864, members of a uniformed, all-Indian, Yankton Agency scout unit followed the trail of an unknown war party. When the warriors attempted to flee, they were pursued, captured, and taken to the Yankton's camp about one mile north of . . . Map (db m194664) HM
200 South Dakota, Oglala Lakota County, Wounded Knee — Chief Big Foot Massacre Monument
This monument erected by surviving relatives and other Ogallala and Cheyenne River Sioux Indians in memory of the Chief Big Foot Massacre December 29, 1890. Col. Forsyth was in command of the U.S. Troops. Big Foot was a great chief of the Sioux . . . Map (db m122747) WM

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