Oct 17, 1862A band of Confederate guerrillas led by William Quantrill corraled the residents of Shawneetown into the square at this site. A majority of the town's buildings and homes were looted and set on fire nearly destroying the town. Thirteen persons were injured and two citizens murdered during this Civil War raid.
|Series||This marker is part of the More Than Words series|
|Placed By||Shawnee Chamber of Commerce|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, October 13th, 2014 at 10:51am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||15S E 351482 N 4320738|
|Decimal Degrees||39.02308333, -94.71565000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 1.385', W 94° 42.939'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 1' 23.10" N, 94° 42' 56.34" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||913, 785, 816|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 5819-5833 Barton Dr, Shawnee KS 66203, US|
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