The Monument honors families that endured turmoil of the Missouri/Kansas Border during the Civil War.
The Burnt District Monument is a memorial erected to the thousands of people whose homes were burned to the ground in the area that was cleared out after the enforcement of General Order No. 11. Union soldiers and Kansas "Red Logs" torched many houses; others were lost in unattended grass fires. Only the stone chimneys remained. They became known as "Jennison's tombstones," after Jayhawker Charles "Doc" Jennison.
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