Frontier Army Museum
Happy 192nd Birthday Fort Leavenworth 🎉🎁
From the Vault: Drawing of U.S. 3 Cent Stamp Commemorating the 125th Anniversary of Ft. Leavenworth, 1952.
7 March 1827 the War Department directs that a military post be established on the Missouri River near the mouth of the Little Platte River. Colonel Henry Leavenworth was assigned this mission and founded a cantonment on 8 May 1827. This temporary camp would come to be known as Fort Leavenworth.
Before the Civil War the post was used as a staging point for Western explorations, including Brig. Gen. Stephen Watts Kearney's 1846 Santa Fe expedition.
Today Fort Leavenworth is known as an educational hub. On post is the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College that "educates, trains and develops leaders for Unified Land Operations in a Joint, Interagency, Intergovernmental, and Multinational operational environment."
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