Battle of Black Jack facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsBattle of Black Jack
|Part of Bleeding Kansas|
A sign showing the surrender point of Henry Pate on the Black Jack Battle site.
|Free-State Abolitionists||Slave State|
|Commanders and leaders|
|John Brown||Henry C. Pate|
|Casualties and losses|
Black Jack Battlefield
|Location||near Baldwin City, Kansas|
|Area||59 acres (24 ha)|
|NRHP reference No.||04000365 (original)
|Added to NRHP||April 28, 2004|
|Boundary increase||June 6, 2005|
|Designated NHL||October 16, 2012|
The Battle of Black Jack happened on June 2, 1856, when anti-slavery people, led by abolitionist John Brown, attacked the camp of Henry C. Pate near Baldwin City, Kansas. The battle is one event of "Bleeding Kansas," and it was part of the lead up to the American Civil War of 1861 to 1865.
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