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The Soldiers Monument

Tour Stop

Directions: The Soldiers Monument [ Waypoint N38 29.887 W94 57.397 ] is located at the intersection of 9th and Main Streets in Osawatomie, Kansas 66064.

  • Walk back to your car at the Osawatomie History Museum and turn right to head west on Main Street.
  • The monument is about 0.3 miles ahead on the right at the intersection of 9th and Main Street.

The Soldiers Monument in Osawatomie, KansasDescription: The Soldiers Monument was dedicated August 30, 1877, and was erected to honor the five men killed in the battle of Osawatomie, August 30, 1856. The men buried beneath the monument are Fredrick Brown, George W. Patridge, David Garrison, and Theron Parker Powers. The body of Charles Kaiser was never found but his name appears on the stone. The name of John Brown also appears on the north side of the shaft but he is buried in North Elba, New York.

The monument's inscription reads as follows:

[west side]

Theron Parker Powers

Born Oct. 1, 1832

Charley Keiser

In commemoration of those who on the 30th of August 1856 gave up their lives at the Battle of Osawatomie in defence of freedom

[south side]

This inscription is also in commemoration of the heroism of Capt. John Brown

who commanded at the Battle of Osawatomie August 30, 1856; who died and conquered American slavery on the scaffold at Charlestown Va. Dec. 2, 1859.

[east side]

Frederick Brown

son of Capt. John Brown


Dec. 21, 1830.

[north side]

David R. Garrison


Dec. 14, 1826

George W. Partridge


Dec. 22, 1827.

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