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History of Fort Leavenworth 1827-1937 by Elvid Hunt Kansas Hunt maps illustrated


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History Of Fort Leavenworth 1827-1937 Author: Elvid Hunt, Colonel of Infantry, U.S. Army. Second Edition Brought Up to Date by Walter E. Lorence, Captain, Corps of Engineers, U.S. Army With Preface by Brigadier General Chas. M. Bundel, U.S. Army Publication Information: The Command and General Staff School Press, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, 1937. Additional Information: 301p. Illustrated with approx. 32 photos and maps in the text. Then in the rear pocket in the back there is suppose to be seven maps but one is Missing. Included in the pocket: MAP OF WESTERN UNITED STATES Showing the general routes of the Santa Fe and Oregon Trails and their principal branches, together with the locations of some of the early military and fur trading posts and forts. MISSING MAP (MAP OF THE U. S. RESERVE ON EAST BANK MISSOURI RIVER, 1837 From field notes of Lieutenant Steen, August, 1837.) PLAT OF THE U. S. RESERVATION AT FORT LEAVENWORTH, 1854 Surveyed under the direction of Captain F. E. Hunt, 4th Artillery, September 27, 1854. TOPOGRAPHICAL MAP, FORT LEAVENWORTH AND VICINITY, 1926. ROAD MAP, FORT LEAVENWORTH AND VICINITY, 1937 Showing towns mentioned in early history of Fort Leavenworth. LOCATION OF CAMPS, MISSOURI-KANSAS DISTRICT, CIVILIAN CONSERVATION CORPS DIAGRAM OF STREETS AND BUILDINGS AT FORT LEAVENWORTH, 1987 Summary: At the time of this book Fort Leavenworth, Kansas was entering upon the one-hundreth year of its century of service to the Nation. The history of the Fort seems to typify the way in which our Army has marched side by side with American civilization and helped in its remarkable progress. Like the Army, Fort Leavenworth has been a guardian and promoter of the peace and progress of the country. Fort Leavenworth symbolizes the best traditions of the Army – Preparedness and Service. Contents include: PREFACE TO THE SECOND EDITION PREFACE TO THE FIRST EDITION. INTRODUCTION. LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS AND MAPS. CHAPTER I The Western Plains Prior to 1827 Coronado’s expedition—French explorations—The Louisiana Purchase—Explorations by Lewis and Clark—Zebulon Pike’s explorations and report CHAPTER II Fort Leavenworth EstablishedBeginnings of the Santa Fe Trail—Indian activities—Advance of U. S. Forts westward from St. Louis—Major Long’s expedition—Establishments of Cantonment Leavenworth—Early life at Cantonment Leavenworth—First escort of caravan by U. S. troops under Major Riley CHAPTER III Fort Leavenworth and Western MigrationAdvance of trading depots westward from St. Louis—Creation of the Indian Country—McCoy’s survey of Delaware lands—Visits of Prince Maximilian, George Catlin, and John T. Irving to Cantonment Leavenworth—A great Indian council held at the Cantonment—Visits qf missionaries to the Indians—Death of Colonel Leavenworth—Arrival of 1st Dragoons—Exploration by Colonel Dodge—Congress provides army chaplains—Survey of 1839—Beginnings of the Oregon Trail CHAPTER IV Fort Leavenworth and the Mexican WarCauses of the War—The Army of the West—General Kearney’s march to Santa Fe—Indian conference—Cholera outbreak—Percival Lowe’s picture of life at Fort Leavenworth in 1849 CHAPTER V Fort Leavenworth and Territorial KansasEstablishment of Fort Riley—Road building and transportation activities—Opening of Kansas Territory to settlement—1854 Survey of the Post by Captain F. E. Hunt—Delaware Indian controversy regarding reservation lands—Establishment of Leavenworth—The first Territorial capital established at Fort Leavenworth—Colonel Sumner disbands the “bogus legislature” at Topeka—The Mormon expedition— Establishment of the ordnance arsenal CHAPTER VI Fort Leavenworth and the Civil WarVolunteer companies from Leavenworth at the Fort—General Lane’s controversy with Fort officials—Movements of Department Headquarters—The Battle of Westport. CHAPTER VII Fort Leavenworth During the SeventiesImprovements at the Fort—Establishment of the military prison—Construction of Post chapels—Detention of Nez Perces Indians at the Fort CHAPTER VIII Fort Leavenworth and The Command and General Staff SchoolGeneral Pope recommended that troops be concentrated at FortLeavenworth—General Sherman directs establishment of Infantry and Cavalry School—First program of instruction—Influence of Captain Wagner—Reorganization of the School after the Spanish-American War—Influence of the School in the World War—Reorganization of the School since the World War CHAPTER IX Fort Leavenworth and the Federal Prisons A Board of Officers, visits military prisoners in Canada and makes report—Congress authorizes establishment of military prison—The military prison is displaced by the federal civil prison—The military prison is reestablished—Development of the U. S. Disciplinary Barracks— Transfer of the U. S. Disciplinary Barracks to the Department of Justice—The U. S. Penitentiary CHAPTER X Fort Leavenworth and Developments after 1881Naming of Post streets — The Grant monument Transfer of remains of General Leavenworth to the Fort—Comprehensive plan of construction during period: 1903-1905—The Fort during the World War—The Civilian Conservation Corps—Progress since the World War APPENDICES A. COMMANDING OFFICERS AT FORT LEAVENWORTH. APPENDICES B. COMMANDANTS OF THE COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF SCHOOL. APPENDICES C. ASSISTANT COMMANDANTS OF THE COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF SCHOOL APPENDICES D. COMMANDING OFFICERS OF THE FORT LEAVENWORTH ORDNANCE ARSENAL. APPENDICES E. COMMANDING OFFICERS OF ThE UNITED STATES DISCIPLINARY BARRACKS. APPENDICES F. COMMANDING OFFICERS OF THE MISSOURI-KANSAS DISTRICT CIVILIAN CONSERVATION CORPS APPENDICES G. DATA CONCERNING THE TERRITORIAL DEPARTMENT WHICH INCLUDED FORT LEAVENWORTH APPENDICES H. ORGANIZATIONS WHICH SERVED AT FORT LEAVENWORTH APPENDICES I. GEOLOGICAL DATA CONCERNING FORT LEAVENWORTH APPENDICES J. SURVEY OF THE FORT LEAVENWORTH RESERVATION APPENDICES K. ACREAGE. APPENDICES L. JURISDICTION OVER THE FORT LEAVENWORTH RESERVATION APPENDICES M. KANSAS STATE LAW ESTABLISHING THE FORT LEAVENWORTH SCHOOL DISTRICT. APPENDICES N. PERMISSION FOR FORT LEAVENWORTH CHILDREN TO ATTEND LEAVENWORTH CITY SCHOOLS APPENDICES O. RESERVATION, ADDITIONS, EASEMENTS, LEASES, ETC. APPENDICES P. REVOCABLE LICENSES APPENDICES Q. LAW AUTHORIZING ERECTION AND MAINTENANCE OF BOUGHTON MEMORIAL APPENDICES R. COAT OF ARMS OF THE COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF SCHOOL APPENDICES S. CHRONOLOGY OF IMPORTANT DATES CONNECTED WITH THE HISTORY OF THE COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF SCHOOL APPENDICES T. OFFICERS AFTER WHOM PERMANENT POST FEATURES HAVE BEEN NAMED APPENDICES U. DATA CONCERNING BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS AT FORT LEAVENWORTH APPENDICES V. GENERAL HENRY J. HUNT’S LETTER OF PERSONAL RECOLLECTIONS. APPENDICES W. REPORT ON BARRACKS AND QUARTERS AT FORT LEAVENWORTH, 1870 APPENDICES X. REPORT OF BARRACKS AND QUARTERS AT FORT LEAVENWORTH, 1875 APPENDICES Y. BIOGRAPHICAL NOTES CONCERNING GENERAL HENRY LEAVENWORTH AND ANCESTORS. BIBLIOGRAPHY INDEX Condition: Hardcover, Ex-Lib – usual stamps/marks; covers show slight wear; pocket inside front cover plus book plate of past owner; text is sound and clean; overall a good plus copy. Shipping Handling/Payment: Media mail with dc and insurance, 7.00, USA (not negotiable). If insurance is not included in s h charges, it is extra and recommended as Seller is not responsible for uninsured items. F.O.B. Miller, SD. Shipping with money orders will be the next day Monday thru Friday and Sat. items will be shipped the following Monday. With Checks (US only) item held 10-12 days (no exceptions). International s h will be quoted. International payment by International money order in US dollars drawn on US Bank. 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