Guided Carpool Tour - historical tour in your own personal vehicle
"The Marmiton Massacre - Payback"
Click here for a printable flyer.
Saturday, July 9, 2022
Departs at 8:30am w/tour ending approx. 10:30am
Departing from Old Fort Genealogical Library (Memorial Hall, 221 S. National Ave.)
$5 per person. Limited to first 40 people to register - pre-registration required.
Register online at fortscott.com/events.
Questions may be directed to the Old Fort Genealogical Society at 620-223-3300 or OFGSKS@GMAIL.COM
More about the tour:
Guerilla's from Cow Creek, Crawford County, Kansas rode their horses to Marmiton, Bourbon County, Kansas for the sole purpose of payback. The guerrillas lost a battle early in the Civil War and wanted payback which was to get even with the soldiers who were returning home to their families. The guerillas snuck into town about midnight October 22, 1864 to kill the military men who embarrassed them. The result was the burning of a church, 2 stores and 2 homes but worst of all, the killing of 6 men of the community. The story of the raid and of Marmiton will be told by the current owner of the old site.
August 13th: National Cemetery
September 10th: Barnesville, Ft. Lincoln, Freedom Colony, and Mapleton
October 8th: Marmiton Massacre and Marmaton Cemetery
Last of October: There will be Haunted Tour on the Trolley
Sponsored by the Old Fort Genealogical Society, Historical Preservation Association of Bourbon County, and the Fort Scott Area Chamber of Commerce