Leavenworth in Leavenworth County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Law Offices of Sherman, Ewing, and McCook
60 Main Street
— 1858 - 1859 —
Thomas Ewing Jr.
Hugh Boyle Ewing
Daniel McCook Jr.
All four members of the law firm served with distinction as general officers in the Union Army in the Civil War.
Thomas Ewing Jr. was the first Chief Justice of Kansas, 1861-1862
Daniel McCook Jr. was mortally wounded at the Battle of Kenesaw Mountain (1864).
After the Civil War General Sherman became General Commanding the Army and in 1881 ordered the establishment of the School of Applied Tactics for Infantry and Cavalry (presently the United States Army Command and General Staff College) at Fort Leavenworth.
Thomas Ewing Jr. served two terms as Congressman from Ohio.
Hugh Ewing during the Administration of President of Andrew Johnson was Minister to Holland.
Dedicated May 15, 1976
Erected 1976 by Kansas Bar Association.
Location. 39° 19.126′ N, 94° 54.581′ W. Marker is in Leavenworth, Kansas, in Leavenworth County. Marker is at the intersection Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Leavenworth KS 66048, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. General William Tecumseh Sherman (here, next to this marker); The Great Railroad Era (here, next to this marker); Leavenworth's Union Depot (within shouting distance of this marker); Riverfront Community Center (within shouting distance of this marker); The First Bank in Kansas (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ackenhausen Saddlery Company Building (about 300 feet away); Lincoln at the Planters (about 300 feet away); Leavenworth Landing Park (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Leavenworth.
Also see . . .
1. City of Leavenworth, Kansas. (Submitted on May 2, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Thomas Ewing, Jr., Frontier Lawyer & Civil War General. (Submitted on May 2, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Thomas Ewing, Jr. Papers at Kansas Historical Society. (Submitted on May 3, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
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