This weekend, visitors to the Fort Scott National Historic Site can take part in the 150th anniversary of the military’s return to the fort and the role it and Kansas played in the Union’s effort in the West.
Fort Scott is near the border of Kansas and Missouri that once was known as the Permanent Indian Frontier and Bleeding Kansas. It also is one of the sites in Kansas that helped ignite the Civil War.
Established in 1842 as a base for the Army’s peacekeeping efforts along the Permanent Indian Frontier, the fort was first garrisoned by light cavalry and infantry soldiers.
(from Wichita Eagle: News Updates http://www.kansas.com/2012/04/11/2292610/fort-scott-to-celebrate-its-role.html)