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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.

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 Riley, KS - Cavalry Unit

Fort Riley, KS - Cavalry Unit

Fort Riley, KS - Old Trooper Statue

Fort Riley, KS - Old Trooper Statue

Fort Scott, KS - National Historic Site - Building Interior

Fort Scott, KS - National Historic Site - Building Interior

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 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