160th Anniversary Reenactment “Battle of Fort Titus”

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Photo by Richard Gwin, Lawrence Journal World.

THE FIRST BATTLES OF THE CIVIL WAR HAPPENED BEFORE THE WAR.  AND THEY HAPPENED IN KANSAS TERRITORY.

One hundred and sixty years ago (1856) the Battle of Fort Titus was fought just 2 miles from Lecompton.  Proslavery men against free-state men.

Visitors to Lecompton on June 18th, 2016, 2pm, saw the battle reenacted.  They got a better understanding of what it was like in Bleeding Kansas.   Plus, they saw and heard a canon!

Special thanks to Freedom’s Frontier National Heritage Area for supporting this historic reenactment!

Click here for Video of June 2016 Battle of Fort Titus Reenactment, by Robert C. Jones

Fort Titus sign

Original painting of the Battle of Fort Titus by Ellen Duncan, at the Territorial Capital Museum in Lecompton, Kansas.

Original painting of the Battle of Fort Titus by Ellen Duncan, at the Territorial Capital Museum in Lecompton, Kansas.

Col. Titus and his comrades after the Battle of Fort Titus, Aug. 1856, by Ellen Duncan.

Col. Titus and his comrades after the Battle of Fort Titus, Aug. 1856, by Ellen Duncan.

Photos of the Battle of Fort Titus Reenactment, June 2016, by Pitts Photography:

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One Comment on ““160th Anniversary Reenactment “Battle of Fort Titus””

  1. Virginia Jenkins

    You are to be congratulated for the great display on the pictures of your reenactment of the battle. Volunteers appear to be very engrossed in betraying the historic battle with utmost truism.
    You might think of the students in the area filming and narrating the battle for a class project of a very special addition to a thesis in Kansas history.
    Just a thought for a college student in area of two great universities to quander.

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