2017 Civil War Bus Tour to Fort Leavenworth
Tour guide Phil Baker discussing the history of Fort Leavenworth KS at the Buffalo Soldier Monument.
We would like to thank Civil War Round Table member Phil Baker for doing an outstanding job of planning, organizing, and leading the bus trip to Fort Leavenworth KS on Saturday, April 22, 2017. A total of 40 people went on the bus trip. It was a very interesting tour and we all learned a great deal about the history of Fort Leavenworth. In the morning, we visited the Buffalo Soldier Monument, Grant Hall and the clock tower, the Memorial Chapel (built in 1878), the post commander's house, the Syracuse houses, and the Rookery (completed in 1834). Following a delicious lunch in the commissary, we visited the old U.S. Disciplinary Barracks, the Military Prison Cemetery, the Military Correctional Complex, the Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery, and the Frontier Army Museum. In the National Cemetery, we visited Thomas Custer's grave and the Brigadier General Henry Leavenworth monument. Thomas Custer was awarded two Medals of Honor.
Buffalo Soldier Monument
View from Arsenal Hill
The Sumner House
US Disciplinary Barracks