Fort Leavenworth in Leavenworth County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
In October of 1864 when Fort Leavenworth and the city of Leavenworth were threatened by Confederate forces under General Sterling Price, fortifications were constructed on the crest of the ridge to the west. These works were armed with heavy siege guns, and were manned by a hastily gathered composite force including companies of the Seventh Kansas Militia, discharged veterans, convalescents, and civilian employees. The fortifications were named Fort Sully in honor of General Alfred Sully, a distinguished Regular soldier of the period.
Location. 39° 21.139′ N, 94° 55.758′ W. Marker is in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, in Leavenworth County. Marker is on Hancock Avenue south of Dixie, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is among the headstones in Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Leavenworth KS 66027, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lincoln's Gettysburg Address (about 300 feet away); Henry Leavenworth (about 400 feet away); Lieutenant John L. Grattan (about 500 feet away); Samuel Turner Shepperd (about 500 feet away); Edward Hatch (about 500 feet away); Soldiers Who Died at Fort Larned (about 600 feet away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Fort Leavenworth.
More about this marker. Public access to the post is possible with proper identification, subject to U.S. Army regulations.
Also see . . .
1. Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery. (Submitted on July 13, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
2. US Army Garrison Fort Leavenworth. (Submitted on July 13, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
3. Kansas Forts. (Submitted on July 13, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
Categories. • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Forts, Castles • Patriots & Patriotism • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. This page has been viewed 300 times since then and 57 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.