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Kansas Forts

During the Civil War a number of permanent military camps, forts, and blockhouses existed in Kansas. In all, at least twenty-seven were located in various areas of the state. These camps and forts had some similarities, but many differences existed among them.

The forts in Civil War era Kansas had at least one similarity. All were maintained by the Union; no Confederate forts existed in the state. The differences among the forts were striking. Some forts were established by the regular Army to protect travelers and settlers against Indians. Forts Aubrey, Harker, Larned, Riley, and Dodge were among these.

Camp Funston, KS - 1918

Camp Funston, KS - 1918

Fort Dodge, KS - 1879

Fort Dodge, KS - 1879

Fort Dodge, KS - Church

Fort Dodge, KS - Church

Fort Dodge, KS - Custer's House

Fort Dodge, KS - Custer's House

Fort Dodge, KS - Enlisted Mens Barracks

Fort Dodge, KS - Enlisted Mens Barracks

Fort Dodge, KS - Museum/Library

Fort Dodge, KS - Museum/Library

Fort Dodge, KS - Officer Housing

Fort Dodge, KS - Officer Housing

Fort Dodge, KS - Post Office

Fort Dodge, KS - Post Office

Fort Dodge, KS - Saloon & Store, 1867

Fort Dodge, KS - Saloon & Store, 1867

Fort Dodge, KS - Sign

Fort Dodge, KS - Sign

Fort Dodge, KS - Sutler's Store

Fort Dodge, KS - Sutler's Store

Fort Dodge, KS - Veteran Hospital

Fort Dodge, KS - Veteran Hospital

Fort Dodge, KS - Veterans' Cemetery

Fort Dodge, KS - Veterans' Cemetery

Fort Larned, KS - Barracks

Fort Larned, KS -  Barracks

Fort Larned, KS - Board Walk

Fort Larned, KS - Board Walk

Fort Larned, KS - Building

Fort Larned, KS - Building

Fort Larned, KS - Buildings

Fort Larned, KS - Buildings

Fort Larned, KS - Entrance

Fort Larned, KS - Entrance

Fort Larned, KS - Flag

Fort Larned, KS - Flag

Fort Larned, KS - Parade Ground

Fort Larned, KS - Parade Ground