In the 1960s, the National Civil War Centennial Commission designated three battles in Kansas to be of national significance. They were the Massacre at Lawrence on Aug. 21, 1863, the Battle of Baxter Springs on Oct. 6, 1863 and the Battle of Mine Creek on Oct. 25, 1864. Therefore, for the balance of October this and following columns will address an aspect of the Battles of Baxter Springs, Mine Creek and related engagements.
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