Camp Sackett was a United States military camp located 1.5 miles Southwest of Ft. Titus or about 3.5 miles Southwest of Lecompton. The camp was a tent city named for Captain Delos Sackett of the 1st Cavalry, Ft. Leavenworth. As many as 500 troops were garrisoned there on a regular basis throughout most of 1856 in an attempt to keep peace between proslavery and free state militiamen. It was in this camp that the seven so-called treason prisoners were taken in the spring of 1856 and held until September of that year. Prominent free state leaders imprisoned here included Governor Charles Robinson, George Deitzler, Gaius Jenkins, George W. Brown, and John Brown, Jr., oldest son of the famous abolitionist.

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