2nd Kansas Colored Infantry at Fort Blair

2nd Kansas Colored Infantry at Fort Blair (HMP61)

Location: Baxter Springs, KS 66713 Cherokee County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 1.753', W 94° 44.062'

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The brush arbor was located in this general area and was used for a dining area for the troops at Ft. Blair. The colored troops were having lunch here when Quantrill's attackers approached from both the east and the south. The troops made their way through the mounted guerillas to the fort in order to retrieve their weapons and display their expert marksmanship, fearlessly defending the small camp and keeping the stars and stripes flying above Ft. Blair
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HM NumberHMP61
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Placed ByBaxter Springs Historical Society
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Date Added Monday, October 6th, 2014 at 3:57am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 345735 N 4099519
Decimal Degrees37.02921667, -94.73436667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 1.753', W 94° 44.062'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 1' 45.18" N, 94° 44' 3.72" 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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