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By William Fischer, Jr., December 9, 2011
2nd Lt. Henry Ossian Flipper Monument
Kansas (Leavenworth County), Fort Leavenworth — 2nd Lt. Henry Ossian Flipper
Born - 21 March 1856 Thomasville, Georgia - Early Schooling - Private Tutors American Missionary Association Atlanta University ————— U.S. Military Academy 01 July 1873 - 14 June 1877 4th Black to . . . — Map (db m52970) HM
Kansas (Leavenworth County), Fort Leavenworth — 32nd and 44th U.S. Volunteer Infantries In Memoriam Amor Patriae A Tout Prix —
This monument was dedicated September 16, 1938 by survivors of the 32nd United States Volunteer Infantry in commemoration of those gallant comrades who made the supreme sacrifice during the Philippine Insurrection 1898-1901 [Roll of Honored . . . — Map (db m66780) WM
Kansas (Leavenworth County), Fort Leavenworth — 555th Parachute Infantry Company Triple Nickel Smoke Jumpers
Dedicated to the first black parachute infantry ————— The Original Seventeen* ————— 1st Assigned and Selected 1ST SGT. Walter Morris 1st to Take Qualification Jump SSGT . . . — Map (db m52963) HM
Kansas (Leavenworth County), Fort Leavenworth — Address by President Lincoln At the Dedication of The Gettysburg National Cemetery November 19, 1863 —
Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that . . . — Map (db m114216) HM
Kansas (Leavenworth County), Fort Leavenworth — Artillery Guard House
This building was constructed in 1901 [as] an Artillery Guard House. In 1921 it was converted to quarters and housed three noncommissioned officer families. — Map (db m66673) HM
Kansas (Leavenworth County), Fort Leavenworth — BG Benjamin H. Grierson 08 Jul 1826 - 31 Aug 1911
Pittsburgh, PA Buried - Jacksonville, IL Married Alice Kirk - 24 Sep 1854 Married Lillian King - 28 Jul 1897 Fathered seven children 29 years of military service 1861 - 1890 Advocated equal treatment for Blacks and Native Americans . . . — Map (db m65043) HM
Kansas (Leavenworth County), Fort Leavenworth — Captain Meriwether Lewis 1774 - 1809
Soldier, scholar, diplomat, explorer, the career of Meriwether Lewis epitomizes the range of duties and responsibilities inherent in the role of United States Army officer. Lewis was born 18 August, 1774 in Virginia and was commissioned as . . . — Map (db m66670) HM
Kansas (Leavenworth County), Fort Leavenworth — Captain William Clark 1770 - 1838
Captain William Clark epitomized the best qualities of the American citizen-soldier and their seminal contributions to the development of the United States. Clark was born 1 August, 1770 to a modest, but accomplished and fiercely patriotic . . . — Map (db m66682) HM
Kansas (Leavenworth County), Fort Leavenworth — Edward Hatch
Colonel 9th Cavalry Brevet Major General, U.S.A. Born in Bangor, Me. Dec. 22, 1832 Died at Fort Robinson, Neb. April 11, 1889 [Battles] Brill's Point Charleston Sykeston New Madrid Point Pleasant Island No. 10 . . . — Map (db m42071) HM
Kansas (Leavenworth County), Fort Leavenworth — Elizabeth Schenck Smith House
This building is dedicated to the memory of Mrs. Elizabeth Schenck Smith, the daughter and wife of Army officers. In 1920, Mrs. Smith founded the Fort Leavenworth Women's Club, the forerunner of today's Wives' Club. Agendas included women's . . . — Map (db m66675) HM
Kansas (Leavenworth County), Fort Leavenworth — First Capital of Kansas Territory
This tablet marks the site of the first capital of the Territory of Kansas Used by Governor Andrew H. Reeder October 7, to November 21, 1854 — Map (db m66671) HM
Kansas (Leavenworth County), Fort Leavenworth — 4(A) — Fort Leavenworth
Established in 1827, Fort Leavenworth is the oldest army post in continuous operation west of the Missouri River. Serving as the army's chief base of operations on the Central Plains, the fort furnished troops and supplies for military . . . — Map (db m63183) HM
Kansas (Leavenworth County), Fort Leavenworth — Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery
This National Cemetery has been listed in The National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior 1999 — Map (db m42059) HM
Kansas (Leavenworth County), Fort Leavenworth — Fort Sully
During the Civil War, Fort Leavenworth functioned as an arsenal, a supply base, and a training and organizational camp for volunteer troops. A series of defensive earthworks was constructed on a hill overlooking the National Cemetery. The position . . . — Map (db m63168) HM
Kansas (Leavenworth County), Fort Leavenworth — Fort Sully
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 . . . — Map (db m66684) HM
Kansas (Leavenworth County), Fort Leavenworth — French Aid During American Revolution In Grateful Acknowledgment
On 4 July 1976, the 200th birthday of our Republic, this French cannon was dedicated as a symbol of the aid received from France during our struggle for independence. France provided men, money, materiel, and moral support without which the . . . — Map (db m66754) HM
Kansas (Leavenworth County), Fort Leavenworth — General Colin L. Powell American Statesman American Son American Soldier

Born 05 Apr 1937 Harlem, New York Graduated ROTC, City College of New York, 1958 Married Alma Vivian Johnson, 25 Aug 1962 Parents Luther and Maud Powell

- First Black - Secretary of State National Security Advisor . . . — Map (db m83307) HM

Kansas (Leavenworth County), Fort Leavenworth — General Creighton W. Abrams USMA Class of 1936
Brilliant, daring tactician - Co 37th Tank BN, Europe 1944-45 Talented, intelligent, hardworking - Chief of Staff, I, X, and [sic] Corps, Korea 1953-54 Indomitable, sensitive, straightforward - Asst. Chief of Staff, Civil Affairs, . . . — Map (db m66665) HM
Kansas (Leavenworth County), Fort Leavenworth — General Roscoe Robinson Jr. First African-American Four Star General in the United States Army —
Born: 11 October 1928 St. Louis, Missouri Commissioned: 01 Jun 1951 United States Military Academy Retired: 30 November 1985 Died: 22 July 1993 ————— "His legacy, and your charge... Instill in our . . . — Map (db m52967) HM
Kansas (Leavenworth County), Fort Leavenworth — Grant
[Battles listed chronologically] Palo Alto : Resaca de la Palma : Monterey : Cerro Gordo : Contreras : San Antonio : Cherubusco : Vera Cruz : Molino del Rey : Chapultepec : City of Mexico Belmont ∙ Fort Henry ∙ Fort Donelson . . . — Map (db m81734) HM
Kansas (Leavenworth County), Fort Leavenworth — Henry G. Davis Sergeant, Co. D, 4th. Cav. M.S.M.

Died Nov. 10. 1864 of wounds received at the battle of Big Blue River Oct. 23. 1864. — Map (db m100063) WM

Kansas (Leavenworth County), Fort Leavenworth — Henry Leavenworth
Colonel 3d U.S. Infantry Brevet Brig.-Gen. U.S. Army Established Fort Leavenworth May 8, 1827. Born Dec. 10, 1783 Died July 21, 1834. — Map (db m42070) HM
Kansas (Leavenworth County), Fort Leavenworth — Leigh Hall
Dedicated to the Boy Scouts of Fort Leavenworth Designed and constructed by the personnel of the Guard and Service Company 1939 — Map (db m66710) HM
Kansas (Leavenworth County), Fort Leavenworth — Lieutenant John L. Grattan In memory of

Who was killed in an engagement with the Sioux Indians near Fort Laramie. N. T., August 18, 1854. — Map (db m93430) HM

Kansas (Leavenworth County), Fort Leavenworth — Major General James Franklin Bell Born January 9, 1856 Died January 8, 1919
Founder of the Modern Method of Instruction in the American Army — Map (db m66779) HM
Kansas (Leavenworth County), Fort Leavenworth — Post Riding Hall Built 1889
. . . — Map (db m66672) HM
Kansas (Leavenworth County), Fort Leavenworth — Samuel Turner Shepperd

Samuel Turner Shepperd, son of Honorable A. H. Shepperd of North Carolina. Died at Fort Leavenworth, K. T. June 27, 1855 Aged 24 yrs, 3 mos.

He graduated at West Point in June 1854, entered the army as Brevet 2nd Lieut, 2nd . . . — Map (db m93433) HM

Kansas (Leavenworth County), Fort Leavenworth — Santa Fe and Oregon Trails
This cut is part of the old Santa Fe Trail. Many years ago the Missouri River came near this site and thousands of early settlers were ferried here. Their wagons and teams climbed this hill and headed west toward Santa Fe and the Oregon . . . — Map (db m66712) HM
Kansas (Leavenworth County), Fort Leavenworth — Sherman Hall
This building and Sheridan Hall to the west were built in 1859 as Ordnance store houses. In 1882, it was remodeled to house Headquarters of the Department of Missouri. It was occupied in 1890 by the Infantry and Cavalry School, forerunner of the . . . — Map (db m66778) HM
Kansas (Leavenworth County), Fort Leavenworth — Site of Former Burial Ground For Enlisted Men 1827 - 1860 —
[Title is text] — Map (db m66753) HM
Kansas (Leavenworth County), Fort Leavenworth — Site of Old Blockhouse 1838 - 1860
This wall was built in 1827 as a defence against the Indians — Map (db m66707) HM
Kansas (Leavenworth County), Fort Leavenworth — Soldiers Who Died at Fort Larned
Dedicated to the Soldiers who died while serving their country at Fort Larned, Kansas (1859-1878). In 1888, remains were relocated from the post cemetery to Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery, Section B, where they were not identified. Among the . . . — Map (db m93424) HM
Kansas (Leavenworth County), Fort Leavenworth — St. Ignatius Chapel (Building 170) December 22, 1889 - December 16, 2001 Historic Chapel —
Transfer of title to U.S. Army by Archbishop Edward J. Hunkeler, D.D. July 1967 ———————— Rich in the tradition of the early frontier this historic shrine, which was built as the Church of . . . — Map (db m66704) HM
Kansas (Leavenworth County), Fort Leavenworth — The Buffalo Soldier Monument
[Seal of the United States Army] Built by those who cherish the spirit, courage and valor of the Buffalo Soldiers Heroes Patriots Warriors - Explorers Surveyors — Map (db m17340) HM
Kansas (Leavenworth County), Fort Leavenworth — The Oregon and Santa Fe Trails
The stone monuments to the west mark the trace of the original road leading up from the river. For many pioneers, traders, settlers and soldiers, this was the beginning of the Oregon and Santa Fe Trails leading to the Far West. The steamboat and . . . — Map (db m66713) HM
Kansas (Leavenworth County), Fort Leavenworth — The United States Army Command and General Staff College
In 1881 General William Tecumseh Sherman established at Fort Leavenworth the School of Application for Infantry and Cavalry. In 1907 the title was changed to the Army School of the Line, in 1922 to the General Service Schools, in 1929 to the . . . — Map (db m66653) HM
Kansas (Leavenworth County), Fort Leavenworth — Veterans Memorial

We dedicate this tree to the American Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, and Airmen of all conflicts, to all who sacrificed their lives in the cause of freedom, and to the patriotism and unity found in the hearts of the American People. Let this tree . . . — Map (db m79823) HM WM

Kansas (Leavenworth County), Fort Leavenworth — Zais Park
Dedicated in memory of General Melvin Zais 1916 - 1981 Commissioned in the infantry 1937 Served with distinction for 37 years CGSC Class of 1948 CGSC Instructor 1949-1952 Fought in three wars CG 101st Airborne Division . . . — Map (db m66705) HM WM

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