Battle of Osawatomie

Battle of Osawatomie (HM1B89)

Location: Osawatomie, KS 66064 Miami County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 30.022', W 94° 57.561'

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The Battle of Osawatomie was a military victory for proslavery forces, and a moral and propaganda victory for Free State forces in Kansas Territory. John Brown became a symbol of Free State resistance to proslavery forces, and inspired Free State advocates in Kansas Territory to continue to fight for the Free State cause, which led to Kansas entering the Union as a Free State on January 29, 1861.

John Brown survived the Battle of Osawatomie and became nationally known as "Osawatomie Brown" because of his stand against proslavery forces at the Battle of Osawatomie, and was spurred to put his plan to raid Harpers Ferry, Virginia into action as he watched proslavery forces loot and burn Osawatomie following the Battle. Thank you for touring the Site of the Battle of Osawatomie.
HM NumberHM1B89
Marker Number5
Year Placed2012
Placed ByKansas State Historical Society
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Date Added Thursday, October 16th, 2014 at 5:20am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 329142 N 4263153
Decimal Degrees38.50036667, -94.95935000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 30.022', W 94° 57.561'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 30' 1.32" N, 94° 57' 33.66" W
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Area Code(s)913, 785
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 54 John Brown State Park, Osawatomie KS 66064, US
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