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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 - Black Soldiers

Fort Scott, KS - Black Soldiers

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 - Downtown

Fort Scott, KS - Downtown

Fort Scott, KS - Downtown Building

Fort Scott, KS - Downtown Building

Fort Scott, KS - Fairview, Farm, 1887

Fort Scott, KS - Fairview, Farm, 1887

Fort Scott, KS - Fairview, Farm, 1887, colorized

Fort Scott, KS - Fairview, Farm, 1887, colorized

Fort Scott, KS - First Methodist Episcopal Church

Fort Scott, KS - First Methodist Episcopal Church

Fort Scott, KS - Fort

Fort Scott, KS - Fort

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

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Fort Scott, KS - National Historic Site - Barracks Interior

Fort Scott, KS - National Historic Site - Barracks Interior

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 - Dragoon Stables

Fort Scott, KS - National Historic Site - Dragoon Stables