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Eight days after the Battle of Osawatomie, John Brown gave this detailed account of the fighting between abolitionist and pro-slavery forces. Brown's son Frederick was killed early in the battle. As Brown recounted, approaching enemy scouts led by a "pro-Slavery preacher named White shot my son dead in the road while he supposed them to be friends." Though vastly outnumbered, Brown's men succeeded in inflicted heavy casualties on the enemy, by his count "31 or 32 killed; and from 40 to 50 wounded." They were nevertheless unable to prevent pro-slavery forces from looting and burning the town of Osawatomie.

Creator: Brown, John, 1800-1859
Date: September 7, 1856

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Item Number: 455873
Call Number: Misc. Manuscripts Box 91 (Wim - Woo), Folder "Woodward, Brinton Webb"
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 455873

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