Transcribed from volume II of Kansas: a cyclopedia of state history, embracing events, institutions, industries, counties, cities, towns, prominent persons, etc. ... / with a supplementary volume devoted to selected personal history and reminiscence. Standard Pub. Co. Chicago : 1912. 3 v. in 4. : front., ill., ports.; 28 cm. Vols. I-II edited by Frank W. Blackmar. Transcribed July 2002 by Carolyn Ward.


Slough Creek, Battle of.—This affair occurred on Sept. 11, 1856, about 3 miles north of Oskaloosa. Capt. Harvey, at the head of three small companies of free-state men, had been sent from Lawrence as an advance force to the relief of Leavenworth free-state men, who had been driven from the town to Fort Leavenworth as a place of refuge. Harvey reached the neighborhood of Easton and Alexandria in Leavenworth county on the morning of Sept. 10, when he was advised by E. B. Whitman to make no further advance on Leavenworth, as Gov. Geary had just reached the territory. Acting on this advice Harvey encamped at Butler's, 6 or 8 miles east of Oskaloosa. That night Jesse Newell, the founder of Oskaloosa, came into camp with the information that a company of Carolinians was encamped a short distance away and offered to act as a guide. Harvey ordered camp to be struck and an advance made, and about 3 o'clock the next morning the Carolinians were surrounded. Some lively shooting ensued when the southerners discovered their predicament, but no one on either side was killed and but one Carolinian was injured. About 30 Carolinians: composed the camp, and all but a half dozen were captured, together with their equipment, among which was a flag presented them by the ladies of Charleston, S. C., before they started for Kansas and which now reposes in the museum of the Kansas State Historical Society.

Page 706 from volume II of Kansas: a cyclopedia of state history, embracing events, institutions, industries, counties, cities, towns, prominent persons, etc. ... / with a supplementary volume devoted to selected personal history and reminiscence. Standard Pub. Co. Chicago : 1912. 3 v. in 4. : front., ill., ports.; 28 cm. Vols. I-II edited by Frank W. Blackmar. Transcribed July 2002 by Carolyn Ward.

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