Black Jack Battlefield Endowment Fund
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On June 2, 1856, the abolitionist John Brown lead a Free State militia in a successful attack on a proslavery militia camped at Black Jack Springs. The Battle of Black Jack was one of the most important events in the “Bleeding Kansas” era and is considered by many to be the true first battle in the American Civil War. The Black Jack Battlefield & Nature Park incorporates the major part of the battlefield and is part of the Black Jack Battlefield National Historic Landmark.
Visitors can enjoy the beauty of the Black Jack Battlefield & Nature Park from dawn to dusk year-round. They can walk the nature trails, have a picnic lunch at one of our tables, or grab a walking tour brochure from the display outside the Robert Hall Pearson Farmhouse and tour the battlefield, reflecting on events in our history that have had and continue to have an impact on our lives today.
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