- Destruction of Fort Titus (August 16, 1856)
One of three proslavery "forts" in Douglas County, Kansas, Fort Titus met its doom in the Battle of Fort Titus, as Free-Staters sought retribution for the Sacking of Lawrence in 1856. The fort was really just a strong log cabin located about two miles to the south of Lecompton, Kansas. But its destruction helped clear the county of its proslavery elements and secured the Free-Staters' position at Lawrence. Today, visitors to historic Lecompton can see a replica of Fort Titus, and the site south of town is designated by a historic marker.