Battle of Osawatomie

Battle of Osawatomie (HM1B7R)

Location: Osawatomie, KS 66064 Miami County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 30.028', W 94° 57.566'

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John Reid's proslavery militia men set up cannon on John Brown's Free State Guerilla force's flank here on this high ground and fired into John Brown's Free State guerilla forces line of defense while Reid's proslavery militia men attacked the center of Brown's defensive line. In addition, Reid placed snipers on this high ground that poured fire into Brown's Free State guerilla's line of defense along the banks of the Marais Des Cygnes River.

Elements of John Brown's Free State guerillas retreated across the Marais Des Cygnes River and regrouped north of the river to prepare for another assault by proslavery forces. However, Reid's proslavery force rode into Osawatomie and looted and burned the town, leaving only three buildings standing, and returned to Missouri without pursuing Brown's Free State guerillas any further. Please proceed to sign five slightly to the left.
HM NumberHM1B7R
Marker Number4
Year Placed2012
Placed ByKansas State Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 11th, 2014 at 5:28am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 329135 N 4263164
Decimal Degrees38.50046667, -94.95943333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 30.028', W 94° 57.566'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 30' 1.68" N, 94° 57' 33.96" W
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Area Code(s)913, 785
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 998 John Brown State Park, Osawatomie KS 66064, US
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