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Fort Scott, Kansas Fort Scott, initially called Camp Scott and named in honor of General Winfield Scott, was established on May 30, 1842 at the Marmaton crossing of the Fort Leavenworth-Fort Gibson military road. It was among nine forts originally planned to line the area between the Great Lakes and New Orleans to separate proposed Indian lands and white settlements. Just four days after Captain Benjamin Moore and Companies A and C, First Dragoons (horse soldiers,) abandoned nearby Fort Wayne, the troops began the building of Fort Scott. Normal daily activities included the general construction of the fort and routine drills by the Dragoons. On occasion map making expeditions were made.

Fort Scott, KS - Barn & Silo

Fort Scott, KS - Barn & Silo

Fort Scott, KS - Barn & Tractor

Fort Scott, KS - Barn & Tractor

Fort Scott, KS - Bourbon County Courthouse

Fort Scott, KS - Bourbon County Courthouse

Fort Scott, KS - Buildings

Fort Scott, KS - Buildings

Fort Scott, KS - Depot

Fort Scott, KS - Depot

Fort Scott, KS - Downtown

Fort Scott, KS - Downtown

Fort Scott, KS - First Methodist Episcopal Church

Fort Scott, KS - First Methodist Episcopal Church

Fort Scott, KS - Library

Fort Scott, KS - Library

Fort Scott, KS - Memorial Hall

Fort Scott, KS - Memorial Hall

Fort Scott, KS - National Historic Site - Barracks Laundry Room

Fort Scott, KS - National Historic Site - Barracks Laundry Room

Fort Scott, KS - National Historic Site - Building Interior

Fort Scott, KS - National Historic Site - Building Interior

Fort Scott, KS - National Historic Site - Guard House

Fort Scott, KS - National Historic Site - Guard House

Fort Scott, KS - National Historic Site - Guard House Cell

Fort Scott, KS - National Historic Site - Guard House Cell

Fort Scott, KS - National Historic Site - Hospital & Hotel

Fort Scott, KS - National Historic Site - Hospital & Hotel

Fort Scott, KS - National Historic Site - Mess Hall

Fort Scott, KS - National Historic Site - Mess Hall

Fort Scott, KS - National Historic Site - Officer's Row

Fort Scott, KS - National Historic Site - Officer's Row

Fort Scott, KS - National Historic Site - Post Buildings

Fort Scott, KS - National Historic Site - Post Buildings

Fort Scott, KS - National Historic Site - Post Headquarters

Fort Scott, KS - National Historic Site - Post Headquarters

Fort Scott, KS - National Historic Site - Quartermaster Building Interior

Fort Scott, KS - National Historic Site - Quartermaster Building Interior

Fort Scott, KS - National Historic Site - Quartermaster Building Interior - 2

Fort Scott, KS - National Historic Site - Quartermaster Building Interior - 2