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Boston Corbett Dugout

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Hidden : 4/21/2003
In Kansas, United States
Difficulty:
1 out of 5
Terrain:
1 out of 5

Size: Size: virtual (virtual)

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Geocache Description:

Site of Boston Corbett's Dugout.

Along a rural Kansas Road you will find a small monument which has been erected as a marker near the location of a Dugout once owned by Boston Corbett.

Boston Corbett was a Army Sergeant who was with a detachment of soldiers searching for John Wilkes Booth. When they caught up with Booth, Corbett was credited and later discharged from the Army for the shot that killed Booth. It seems that Corbett made a spectacular shot through a crack in some barn siding, however Corbett was discharged for failing to follow orders in the shooting.

After being discharged Corbett homesteaded in Kansas and made this dugout his home for awhile. The eccentric man had a run in with the local sheriff (after showing some local children the business end of his pistol) and through some sypathetic friends he landed a job at the state capital.

After an incident where he displayed his 38 at the capital he was sent to the state insane asylum, which he quickly escaped from. He made his way to friends house and was last seen jumping a train. There is no record of what happened to him after that.

To claim credit for finding this virtual cache go to the location and find what year the Boy Scouts Erected the marker & take a photo of you with your GPS somewhere at the site.

E-mail me the year before logging your find at mailto:rsoldan@cox.net then when logging your find upload your photo. Logs missing the required photo will be deleted!

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  • MarkerWhen you see this fence you've located the marker!
  • DugoutThis is the actual dugout site, it's accessable and a very short walk from the marker!

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Last Updated: on 9/21/2017 7:14:54 AM Pacific Daylight Time (2:14 PM GMT)
Rendered From:Unknown
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum

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