Fort Leavenworth

Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, began as a military outpost on the Western frontier.

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Kearny's March: The Epic Creation of the American West, 1846-1847 by Winston Groom.
In June 1846, General Stephen Watts Kearny rode out of Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, with two thousand cavalrymen bound for California. James Polk had rec...