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Henry Leavenworth

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Henry Leavenworth
Gen. Henry Leavenworth
Born(1783-12-10)December 10, 1783
New Haven, Connecticut
DiedJuly 21, 1834(1834-07-21) (aged 50)
Cross Timbers, Oklahoma
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Army
Years of service1812–1834 (US Army)
Battles/warsWar of 1812, Battle of Niagara, Arikara War

Henry Leavenworth (December 10, 1783 – July 21, 1834) was an American soldier. He was active in the War of 1812 and early military actions against the Plains Indians.[1] He created Fort Leavenworth in Kansas. Leavenworth, Kansas, Leavenworth County, Kansas, and the Leavenworth Penitentiary are named after him.


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  1. "Henry Leavenworth Biography". Archived from the original on 2011-07-26. Retrieved 2010-05-16.

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