Fort Wallace, Kansas
Footnotes

  1. Marvin H. Garfield, "The Military Post as a Factor in the Frontier Defense of Kansas, 1865-1869," Kansas Historical Quarterly, v. 1 (November, 1931), p. 56. The Department of War rechristened Camp Pond Creek on April 18, 1866 in honor of Gen. H. W. Wallace who was fatally wounded at the Battle of Shiloh.

  2. Headquarters, Department of the Missouri, General Order No. 33, October 26, 1865, as cited in David K. Strate, Sentinel to the Cimarron: The Frontier Experience of Fort Dodge, Kansas (Dodge City, 1970), p. 27; Frank W. Blackmar, Kansas (Chicago, 1912), v. 1, p. 676; "Fort Wallace Medical History, Locality and History of the Post," p. 1, National Archives, Record Group 94; "Fort Wallace Post Returns," March, 1866, National Archives, Record Group 94; Edward Ball, post commander, to the acting assistant adjutant general, Headquarters, U./S. Forces, Kansas and the Territories, April 30, 1866, "Letters Sent," National Archives, Record Group 94. (Microfilm copies of these Fort Wallace records are on file at the Kansas State Historical Society.)

  3. James J. Gordon, post commander, to I.N. Palmer, commanding general, District of the Arkansas, Fort Ellsworth, Kan., May 23, 1866; "Post Returns," May 1866.

  4. A.E. Bates, post commander, to W.H. Harrison, acting assistant adjutant general, District of the Upper Arkansas, Fort Ellsworth, Kan., July 1, 1866; "Post Returns," July, 1866.

  5. Ibid.; Bates to Roger Jones, inspector general, Military Division of the Missouri, July 4, 1866.

  6. Bates to L.C. Easton, chief quartermaster, Department of the Missouri, July 12, 1866; Bates to Harrison, July 13, 1866.

  7. Bates to Harrison, August 18, 1866; "Medical History," p. 2.

  8. "Post Returns," March, 1866-May, 1882.

  9. "Medical History," p. 2; "Post Returns," November, 1866.

  10. Ibid., March, 1866-May, 1882.

  11. M.W. Keogh, post commander, to acting assistant general, District of the Upper Arkansas, Fort Riley, December 4, 1866; Garfield, "The Military Post ...," p. 56.

  12. Keogh to Henry E. Hayes, acting assistant adjutant general, Fort Riley, March 4, 1867; Mrs. Frank Montgomery, "Fort Wallace and Its Relation to the Frontier," Kansas Historical Collections, v. 17 (1926-1928), p. 200; Headquarters, Department of the Missouri, General Order No. 24, August 8, 1868, General Orders and Circulars, Department of the Missouri, 1868 (Fort Leavenworth, 1869; P.H. Sheridan, Outline Descriptions of the Posts in the Military Division of the Missouri Commanded by Lieutenant General P.H. Sheridan (Chicago, 1876), p. 133.

  13. "Medical History," pp. 3-4.

  14. Keogh to Chauncey McKeever, acting assistant adjutant general, Fort Leavenworth, June 11, 1867; "Post Returns," June-August, 1867.

  15. Joseph Hale, post commander, to F.B. Weir, acting assistant adjutant general, District of the Upper Arkansas, Fort Hays, June 24, 1867; Keogh to W.G. Mitchell, acting assistant adjutant general, Fort Leavenworth, July 29, 1867.

  16. Headquarters, Department of the Missouri, General Order No. 17, November 5, 1867, General Orders and Circulars, Department of the Missouri, 1867 (n.p., n.d.); "Medical History," p. 4.

  17. Ibid., p. 5.

  18. Granville Suers (?), post adjutant, to Samuel B. Lauffer, acting quartermaster, Fort Wallace, April 4, 6, and 15, 1868; Suers to Charles Brewster, Fort Wallace, April 25, 1868; E. Barnitz, post commander to acting assistant adjutant general, Headquarters, Department of the Missouri, Fort Leavenworth, May 30, 1868; Suers to Lauffer, June 7, 1868; Suers to Pratt Brothers and Co., St. Louis, May 11, 1868.

  19. Surgeon General's Office, "Report on Barracks and Hospitals With Descriptions of Military Posts," Circular No. 4 (Washington, 1870), p. 310.

  20. Ibid.

  21. Ibid., p. 311; Surgeon General's Office, "A Report on the Hygiene of the United States Army With Descriptions of Military Posts," Circular No. 8 (Washington, 1875), pp. 307-308.

  22. "Medical History," February and March, 1874.

  23. Ibid., December, 1874.

  24. Ibid., December, 1873, and December, 1874.

  25. Ibid., December 1874, and March, 1875.

  26. Ibid., June, October-December, 1875.

  27. Ibid., March, 1876.

  28. Montgomery, "Fort Wallace," pp. 247, 250, 277.

  29. House Ex. Doc. No. 225 (Serial 2931), 47th Cong., 1st Sess., p. 6.

  30. Robert Frazer, Forts of the West (Norman, Okla., 1965), p. 59; Montgomery, "Fort Wallace," p. 281.

  31. Ibid., p. 280.

  32. Statutes at Large, v. 25, pp. 612-613.

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