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Black Jack battleground in Douglas County, Kansas

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Creator: Newby, J.

Date: December 1888

Level of Description: Item

Material Type: Photograph

Call Number: FK2.D4 .79 *4

Unit ID: 222330

Summary: A photograph showing the Black Jack battleground located near Palmyra in Douglas County, Kansas. The battle took place on June 2, 1856 between free-state forces under Captain John Brown and pro-slavery forces led by Henry Clay Pate. Brown was victorious and took Pate and his men prisoners. A few hours later Colonel Sumner and his troops caused the release of the prisoners and ordered dispersal of both parties.

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Title (Main title): Black Jack battleground in Douglas County, Kansas


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