Fort Blair

Fort Blair (HMPBD)

Location: Baxter Springs, KS 66713 Cherokee County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 1.773', W 94° 44.021'

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Civil War Tour

Fort Blair, constructed as a garrison for soldiers guarding the Military Road, was attacked by rebel forces of William Quantrill on Oct. 6, 1863.

Although greatly outnumbered, Lt. James Pond and men from the 3rd Wisc. Cav. and Kans. 2nd Colored Inf. defended the fort with little loss of life.
Marker Number4
Placed ByCity of Baxter Springs
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Date Added Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 at 5:52am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 345796 N 4099555
Decimal Degrees37.02955000, -94.73368333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 1.773', W 94° 44.021'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 1' 46.38" N, 94° 44' 1.26" W
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Area Code(s)620
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 633 East Ave, Baxter Springs KS 66713, US
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