To commemorate the 155th anniversary of the Battle of Baxter Springs, the Holmes Brigade Re-enactors Group will be portraying Union Soldiers on Saturday, October 6, 2018 at the Historic Fort Blair site.
Dressed in uniforms of the period style of those soldiers who would have camped at Fort Blair. They will depict Union Army garrison life during the Civil War at Fort Blair prior to the attack by William Quantrill and his raiders. Two Musket firing demonstrations are scheduled, one at 10 a.m. and one at 2 p.m.
Come visit with the soldiers and see what life would have been like in what would become Southeast Kansas during the turbulent years of the Civil War.
Fort Blair is located at 6th & Military in Baxter Springs, Kansas. The re-enactors will be at the Fort site from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
For more information you may contact the Baxter Springs Heritage Center & Museum at 620-856-2385 or Robert Clanton with the Holmes Brigade Re-enactors at 417-268-7244.