Quantrill's Raid on Shawneetown

Quantrill's Raid on Shawneetown (HMDID)

Location: Shawnee, KS 66203 Johnson County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 1.385', W 94° 42.939'

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Oct 17, 1862

A 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.

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Series This marker is part of the More Than Words series
Year Placed1987
Placed ByShawnee Chamber of Commerce
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Date Added Monday, October 13th, 2014 at 10:51am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 351482 N 4320738
Decimal Degrees39.02308333, -94.71565000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 1.385', W 94° 42.939'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 1' 23.10" N, 94° 42' 56.34" W
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Area Code(s)913, 785, 816
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5819-5833 Barton Dr, Shawnee KS 66203, US
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