Battle of Osawatomie

Title: Battle of Osawatomie
Description: In this excerpt of a ca. 1856-1861 document, Orville Chester Brown describes the August 30, 1856 Battle of Osawatomie. In the middle of the night, Brown states, John Reid led his men towards Osawatomie. At dawn they marched into the town armed with bayonets, and the men of the town “flew to arms – whilst the women in their night clothes bearing their children in their arms fled to the woods.” Brown's house was burned down in the battle and his son was taken prisoner.
Date original: ca. 1856-1861
Person: John Brown
Owning organization: Kansas Historical Society
Document Type: document
Publication Statement: Orville Chester Brown Coll. #301, Series A, Folder 7: 1856, Item 1
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Page Type: Digital Repository Object
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