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Archive for Friday, February 27, 1998

1865 LECOMPTON BATTLE TO BE TOPIC OF LECTURE

February 27, 1998

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A visiting professor will give a talk Sunday afternoon on a pre-Civil War battle that took place near Lecompton.

Antonio de la Cova, professor at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute, Ind., will speak on the Battle of Fort Titus at 2 p.m. at Constitution Hall in Lecompton.

The battle, which took place about two miles south of Lecompton, occurred in 1856 between Free Staters and pro-slavery forces. One man was killed in the battle and several were taken prisoners.

The talk is sponsored by the Kansas State Historical Society.

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