Battle of Osawatomie

Battle of Osawatomie (HM1B7O)

Location: Osawatomie, KS 66064 Miami County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 29.938', W 94° 57.552'

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John Reid's proslavery militia men formed up in two lines on horseback here and attacked John Brown's Free State guerillas in an aggressive charge. The proslavery Militia men were mounted on horses that were not trained for combat, and began to throw their riders when Brown's Free State guerillas opened fire. In addition, Brown's men were armed with Sharp's rifles, which could deliver more fire power than the proslavery forces muzzle loaders. The proslavery forces withdrew, dismounted and regrouped and attacked Brown's Free State guerillas on foot in a second charge. Please proceed to sign three directly ahead.

[Photo caption reads] August Bondi, an Austrian revolutionary [sic] who fought beside John Brown at the Battle of Osawatomie.
HM NumberHM1B7O
Marker Number2
Year Placed2012
Placed ByKansas State Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 14th, 2014 at 3:16am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 329151 N 4262997
Decimal Degrees38.49896667, -94.95920000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 29.938', W 94° 57.552'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 29' 56.28" N, 94° 57' 33.12" W
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Area Code(s)913, 785
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 999 Parker Ave, Osawatomie KS 66064, US
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