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Kansas, Baxter Springs Civil War Tour Historical Markers

City markers highlighting Civil War events in Baxter Springs.
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., April 12, 2012
Baxter Springs Massacre Marker
Kansas (Cherokee County), Baxter Springs — 6 — Baxter Springs Massacre Civil War Tour

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 . . . — Map (db m80214) HM

Kansas (Cherokee County), Baxter Springs — 9 — Baxter Springs Massacre Burial Site Civil 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
Kansas (Cherokee County), Baxter Springs — 12 — Camp Logan Civil War Tour

Camp Logan was a 100 acre site of annual G.A.R. reunions attended by veterans of the Civil War between 1883-1914. An amphitheater holding 2000 people was located directly ahead. The surrounding hills were campsites for thousands of veterans and . . . — Map (db m80220) HM

Kansas (Cherokee County), Baxter Springs — 4 — Fort Blair Civil War Tour
Fort Blair, constructed as a garrison for soldiers guarding the Military Road, was attacked by rebel forces of William Quantrill on Oct. 6, 1863. Although greatly outnumbered, Lt. James Pond and men from the 3rd Wisc. Cav. and Kans. 2nd Colored . . . — Map (db m37838) HM
Kansas (Cherokee County), Baxter Springs — 1 — Quantrill's Raiders Ford Spring River Civil War Tour

On Oct. 6, 1863, William Quantrill and 300 guerilla rebel troops forded Spring River nearby, to attack Ft. Blair — Map (db m80221) HM

Kansas (Cherokee County), Baxter Springs — 3 — Quantrill's Raiders Kill Johnny Fry Civil War Tour

Near this site, Quantrill's men attacked and killed several men from the fort engaged in target practice. Among them were Johnny Fry, an Army scout who had earlier won fame as the first Pony Express rider, and Lt. Ralph Cook, officer in charge . . . — Map (db m80331) HM

Kansas (Cherokee County), Baxter Springs — 2 — Quantrill's Raiders Prepare to Attack Fort Blair Civil War Tour

Near this point, Quantrill's men split into 3 groups to approach Ft. Blair from the south, east, and north. — Map (db m80222) HM


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