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Douglas County memorials and historical sites

A number of memorials and historical sites honor those who served in conflicts dating back to the days of Bleeding Kansas.

Kerry Altenbernd describes the Battle of Black Jack

By Casey Miles · May 26, 2011 · Comment on this

Kerry Altenbernd, tour coordinator for Black Jack Battlefield, describes the battle, the first armed conflict between pro- and anti-slavery forces. Altenbernd says that many historians believe that the battle at Black Jack, three miles east of Baldwin City, was the beginning of the Civil War.

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