Fort Leavenworth

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Fort Leavenworth
Leavenworth, Kansas
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Grant Hall, the symbol of Fort Leavenworth and headquarters of the U.S. Army Combined Arms Center
TypeArmy post
Site information
Controlled by United States Army
Site history
In use1827–present
Garrison information
LTG David G. Perkins
Garrison U.S. Army Combined Arms Center
Command and General Staff College
15th Military Police Brigade (705th Military Police Battalion)

Fort Leavenworth is a United States Army installation in Leavenworth County, Kansas. It was built in 1827. It is the oldest active United States Army post west of Washington, D.C., and it is the oldest permanent settlement in Kansas.[1] Fort Leavenworth has been historically known as the "Intellectual Center of the Army."[2]

It became a National Historic Landmark in 1960.[3][4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Fort Leavenworth History". Archived from the original on 17 March 2012. Retrieved 19 March 2012.
  2. "Combined Arms Center Overview". 6 July 2011. Archived from the original on 2 March 2012. Retrieved 19 March 2012.
  3. "Fort Leavenworth". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Archived from the original on 15 June 2009. Retrieved 25 June 2008.
  4. Jerry L. Rogers and Donald F. Dosch (13 December 1973). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: Fort Leavenworth, National Historic Landmark / Fort Leavenworth" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved 2009-06-22. {{cite journal}}: Cite journal requires |journal= (help) and Accompanying photos, exterior and interior, from 19 (2.23 MB)

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