Fort Leavenworth


A Brief History of Fort Leavenworth

A Brief History of Fort Leavenworth

By CSI Faculty

46 Pages

Published: 1983

TIn spring 1827 Colonel Henry Leavenworth led an expedition up Missouri River, past the mouth of the Little Platte, in search of a site for a new fort. He selected a location on the bluffs of the west bank high above the river. The fort named for Colonel Leavenworth soon had an important role in the settlement and defense of the West. Today, 156 years after its founding, the physical beauty of the fort is undiminished: the bluffs overlooking the river, the rolling grassland surrounded by a ridge line on the west, and the historic buildings are reminders of the post's heritage.

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Buffalo Soldiers at Fort Leavenworth in the 1930s and Early 1940s

Buffalo Soldiers at Fort Leavenworth in the 1930s and Early 1940s

By George Knapp

61 Pages

Published: 1991

Military historians have often focused on the period between the world wars in order to examine issues such as preparedness, doctrine, technology, and politics, Less often have we looked closely at social issues peculiar to the military in that period. These interviews do that for a small segment of the Army black soldiers at Fort Leavenworth in the 1930s.

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CGSC Pamphlet 28-1, Dining In

CGSC Pamphlet 28-1

Dining In

By Command & General Staff College

40 Pages

Published: 1985

The exact origin of the Dining-In is not known, It is believed, however, that the practice dates back to an old Viking tradition of holding formal ceremonies to celebrate great battles and feats of heroism. These ceremonies usually included a dinner of fine foods, drinks, and fellowship. Later this custom spread to the monasteries, universities, and, eventually, to the military ,officers' mess.

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Fort Leavenworth Philosophy

Fort Leavenworth Philosophy

By LTG Jack N. Merritt

5 Pages

Published: 1983

As the Army's principal integrating center, CAC must be built upon teamwork. A good team gets things done, and teamwork must extend into everything we do at Fort Leavenworth. The enormity and diversity of the missions at Fort Leavenworth require that all know how their' actions affect what others are doing.

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Fort Leavenworth: The People Behind the Names

Fort Leavenworth:

The People Behind the Names

By Quentin W. Schillare

252 Pages

Published: October 2014

Onomastics is the scientific study of the origins and forms of proper names of persons and places. While researching a presentation to the Fort Leavenworth Historical Society a few years ago, I developed an interest in the discipline. One of the first sources consulted was Dr. George R. Stewart’s American Place- Names: A Concise and Selective Dictionary for the Continental United States of America (1970). His book introduced me to the subject. This was followed by a serendipitous encounter which made available two very helpful books from the collection of bibliophile (and semiretired cardiologist) John C. Carson of La Jolla, California. At a son’s wedding, I met Dr. Carson, my daughter-in-law’s uncle.

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Watershed at Leavenworth- Dwight D. Eisenhower and the Command and General Staff College

Watershed at Leavenworth

Dwight D. Eisenhower and the Command and General Staff College

By MAJ Mark C. Bender

90 Pages

Published: 1990

In May 1926, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, entered its 100thyear of existence. One month later, on 18 June 1926, DwightDavid Eisenhower would graduate from Fort Leavenworth'sCommand and General Staff School en route to military andpolitical responsibilities that would shape the world. "Ike," ashe was known throughout his life, would lead the Allied forcesin the conquest of Germany, serve as Army chief of staff, andserve two terms as president of the United States.

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