12 November 2010

Major Henry Z. Curtis & Baxter Springs

From the National Cemetery lot in the Baxter Springs, Kansas, Cemetery:

The victims of the Baxter Springs massacre who were buried near Fort Blair were re-interred here. Major Henry Z. Curtis's name is on the statue; though a newspaper account of his funeral stated that his body was brought home to Keokuk, Iowa, and buried there.

Photo of Major Henry Z. Curtis displayed at the Baxter Springs Museum

The Life & Death of Major H. Z. Curtis from "The Portrait" monthly (December 1863):

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