10 Facts About Fort Leavenworth


Fort Leavenworth is a United States Army installation located in Leavenworth County, Kansas, in the city of Leavenworth, roughly 20 miles northwest of Kansas City.

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Fort Leavenworth was the base of African-American soldiers of the U S 10th Cavalry Regiment of the United States Army, formed on 21 September 1866 at Fort Leavenworth.

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Fort Leavenworth is 10 miles south of the 18th century French Fort Leavenworth de Cavagnal, which was the farthest west fort in Louisiana .

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Fort Leavenworth location had been chosen then because of its proximity to a large Kansa tribe village.

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Fort Leavenworth was to report that spot around the confluence on the east side of the Missouri River would be prone to flooding and on 8 May 1827 recommended the location 20 miles upstream on the west bank in the bluffs above the river.

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Fort Leavenworth were mobilized to control the "Mormon Problem" in what became known as the Utah War.

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From 1858 to 1874 Fort Leavenworth was home to the Fort Leavenworth Arsenal which supplied ordnance to the army in the western United States which was located at what today is the Combined Arms Center headquarters complex on what is called Arsenal Hill which was reached by Arsenal Avenue .

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However, Price's forces never reached Fort Leavenworth, having met defeat at Westport, which is part of Kansas City.

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In 1877 some 400 Nez Perce were shipped to Fort Leavenworth after being pursued and captured in the Nez Perce War.

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Fort Leavenworth is considered one of the most significant historic military installations in the Department of the Army, as well as to the nation.

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