LEAVENWORTH COUNTY, KANSAS


Fort Leavenworth, Leavenworth County

Chapel
(Kearny and Grant Ave)


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Type: Cannons and wall plaques

Description: The Fort Leavenworth Chapel was built in 1878 and Rededicated in 1978. The interior has 3 polished mountain howitzer tubes mounted in the walls on each side. There are a large number of plaques and dedications to officers and men who served in the Civil War, the Indian Wars, and World Wars I and II.

References:
Martin, 1910,
Stark, 1997

Photographs:
DE McGovern, July 10, 2005

SUV Registry Status: Primary Memorial
SUVCW documentation needed

Fort Leavenworth, Leavenworth County

Kearny and Grant


Fort Leavenworth



Type: Bronze Soldier Statue (US Grant)

Description: The inscription on the statue, west side, is as follows: "This statue was erected by ~ officers and enlisted men and ~ employees of the Quartermaster's ~ Department of the U. S. Army; ~ citizens of the states of Kansas ~ and Missouri, including ~ the Leavenworth Athletic Association; ~ Woman's Relief Corps No. 40, Wichita, Kan.; ~ Post 132, G. A. R., Junction City, Kan.; ~ the Traveling Men's Grant Monument fund; ~ the subscription list of the Kansas City Times; ~ J. A. Garfield post No.2, Chamberlain, Dakota; ~ citizens of Philadelphia, and others." On the north side of the pedestal or base is a bronze tablet showing Grant mounted at the head of his staff. An inscription on the base reads: "Hodges & McCarthy ~ St Louis, MO".

A tablet on the south side and underneath the feet of the statue contains a list of the battles of the Mexican and Civil wars in which General Grant participated: "Palo Alto, Resaca De La Palma, Monterey, Cerro Gordo, Contreras San Antonio, Cherubusco, Vera Cruz, Molino Del Rey, Chapultepec, City of Mexico, ** , Belmont, Fort Henry, Fort Donelson, Shiloh, Iuka, Corinth, Grand Gulf, Port Gibson, Raymond, Jackson, Champions Hill, Big Black, Siege of Vicksburg, Lookout Mountain, Missionary Ridge, Chattanooga, Relief of Knoxville, Wilderness, Spottsylvania, North Anna, Tolopotomy, Cold Harbor, Siege of Petersburg, Siege of Richmond, Weldon Railroad, White Oak Road, Dinwiddie Court House, Five Forks, Deep Bottom, Fort Harrison, Amelia Springs, Sailors Creek, Appomattox".

As reported in Martin, 1910: "Fort Leavenworth has a beautiful memorial to Gen. Ulysses Simpson Grant, in the form of a bronze statue of the great soldier and president of the United States. It was the first of the kind to be erected in the West to an officer of the United States army. It is the result of a suggestion by Henry Shindler in the Kansas City Times, made within a week after the General's death, which occurred July 23, 1885. The governors of several Western states soon thereafter held a meeting in the office of Gen. Nelson A. Miles to urge the matter. The bronze statue is the work of Lorado Taft. It was unveiled September 14, 1889, in the presence of an audience of 10,000 people, including public men, Federal and Confederate, from all parts of the country. It cost $4791.61, not counting rock foundation and labor required."

References:
Baruch and Beckman, 1978,
Martin, 1910,
SOS! 1994

Photographs:
RM Thies, 1995
DE McGovern, July 10, 2005

SUV Registry Status: Primary Memorial
SUVCW documentation needed

Fort Leavenworth, Leavenworth County

Dragoon Glen Overlook
(across from Grant Hall)


Fort Leavenworth



Type: Cannons

Description: Three bonze 12 pdr Napoleons are placed on concrete mounts at the overlook to Dragoon Glen (across the street from Grant Hall).

The northern most tube has "No 207" on the muzzle, "1862 ~ M Greenwood ~ Cincinnati" on one trunnion and "1238 lbs ~ 1865" on the other. The middle tube has "1862 ~ M Greenwood ~ Cincinnati" on the trunnions. The southern most tube has "272" on one trunnion and "no 245 ~ 1220 lbs ~ 1865" on the breech.
There are no other inscriptions.

References:
Stark, 1997

Photographs:
DE McGovern, July 10, 2005

SUV Registry Status: Primary Memorial
SUVCW documentation needed

Fort Leavenworth, Leavenworth County

Frontier Military Museum


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Type: Cannons

Description: Three cannons are mounted on concrete stands in front of the Frontier Military Museum on the Fort Leavenworth grounds. The Parrott (western most tube) has "No 108" on the muzzle and "RPP ~ WPF ~ 1862" on the trunnions. The middle cannon (24 pdr) has "LB 8" on the muzzle and "WPF ~ 1826" on the trunnions. The eastern most tube (also a 24 pdr) has "WM ~ No 176" on the muzzle and "McC W & Co ~ PFP ~ 1838" on the trunnions.
There are no other inscriptions.

References:
Stark, 1997,
Thies, 2004

Photographs:
RM Thies, May 2, 1998
DE McGovern, July 10, 2005

SUV Registry Status: Primary Memorial
SUVCW documentation needed

Fort Leavenworth, Leavenworth County

Grant Avenue


Fort Leavenworth



Type: Bronze Soldier Monument

Description: Commemorating the 10th Cavalry Buffalo Soldiers. This multipart monument includes a plaza with flagpoles, a large bronze sculpture placed in a reflecting pool above a waterfall. Various markers are emplaced around the monument. Key inscriptions include: "Built By Those Who Cherish The Spirit, Courage, And Valor Of The Buffalo Soldiers. - Heroes, Patriots, Warriors - Explorers, Surveyors", "Lineage ~ Constituted 26 July 1866 In The Regular Army. Organized 21 September 1866 At Greenville, Louisiana, Inactivated 07 March, 1944, In North Africa. Redesignated 20 October 1950 As The 509th Tank Battalion (Negro). Activated 01 November 1950, At Camp Polk, Louisiana, Ordered Integrated December 1952 ~ Campaigns ~ Indian Wars, War With Spain, Philippine Insurrection, World War II", And "Medals Of Honor - 15 names".

References:
SOS! 1994

Photographs:
DE McGovern, August 6, 2007

SUV Registry Status: Secondary Memorial
no SUVCW documentation planned

Fort Leavenworth, Leavenworth County

Grant Avenue Overlook


Fort Leavenworth



Type: Cannon

Description: A Spanish cannon is placed on a concrete mount at the end of Grant Avenue.

References:
reported by DE McGovern

Photographs:
DE McGovern, July 10, 2005

SUV Registry Status: Secondary Memorial
no SUVCW documentation planned

Fort Leavenworth, Leavenworth County

Grant Hall


Fort Leavenworth



Type: Cannon

Description: A French cannon is placed on a concrete mount in front of Grant Hall.

References:
reported by DE McGovern

Photographs:
DE McGovern, March 20, 2007

SUV Registry Status: Secondary Memorial
no SUVCW documentation planned

Fort Leavenworth, Leavenworth County

Leavenworth County Veterans Memorial
(south of town)


Fort Leavenworth



Type: Cannon

Description: Two Spanish cannons are placed on concrete mounts at the site of the old bridge across the Missouri river. Information is provided on the history of the site on an accompanying plaque.

References:
reported in slides accompanying Thies, 2004

Photographs:
RM Thies, May 2, 1998
DE McGovern, July 10, 2005

SUV Registry Status: Secondary Memorial
no SUVCW documentation planned


Leavenworth, Leavenworth County

Mount Muncie Cemetery
(1500 N 8th Street)


 Leavenworth



Type: Granite Monument

Description: The granite monument is engraved: "Custer Post No. 6 ~ G.A.R. ~ Custer Corps No. 200 ~ W.R.C."

References:
reported by RM Thies

Photographs:
RM Thies, February 3, 1998
RL Wandel, May 3, 2007
DE McGovern, August 5, 2007

SUV Registry Status: Primary Memorial
SUVCW documentation needed

Leavenworth, Leavenworth County

Leavenworth National Cemetery


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Type: Granite Monument

Description: It is reported that "Post 350, National Military Home, has a $150 monument erected by the Ladies of the GAR and the children of Leavenworth, in memory of Thomas Brennan ". Inscriptions read: "Thomas Brennan ~ Co E ~ 7th Kansas Cav ~ Died ~ Jan'y 22, 1886 ~ Aged ~ 71 Years" and "Erected ~ By ~ Thomas Brennan Post ~ No 380 ~ Department ~ Of Kansas ~ G.A.R.", The other sides have an engraved GAR badge and stacked rifles.

References:
Baruch and Beckman, 1978,
Martin, 1910

Photographs:
DE McGovern, August 5, 2007

SUV Registry Status: Primary Memorial
SUVCW documentation needed

Leavenworth, Leavenworth County

Leavenworth National Cemetery


Leavenworth



Type: Granite Spire

Description: A tall granite spire is central to the Leavenworth National Cemetery. The inscription at the base of the spire reads: "In Memory ~ Of The Men Who Offered ~ Their Lives In Defense ~ Of Their Country".

References:
reported by DE McGovern

Photographs:
DE McGovern, August 5, 2007

SUV Registry Status: Secondary Memorial
no SUVCW documentation planned

Leavenworth, Leavenworth County

Mount Muncie Cemetery
(1500 N 8th Street)


Leavenworth



Type: Marble Soldier Monument (Wiegant)

Description: Soldier at attention in dress military clothing. The monument inscriptions read: "Col. J.H.E. Wiegant ~ born ~ May 7, 1852 ~ Died Feb 11, 1895 ~ Dear Little verse, the careless eye ~ and needless heart will pass thee by, ~ and never attest thou hope to be ~to others as thou art to me. ~ For lo, I know thy bliss and woe ~ thy shallows, depths, and boundless ~ heights ~ how thou wast wrought, , patient and ~ Slow ~ through crucibles of sleepless nights", "Wilhelmina W. Wiegant ~ May 31, 1856 ~ Nov 1, 1927" and "Rose S Wiegant ~ born ~ Dec 1, 1876 ~ Died Mar 22, 1905 ~ Hannah R. Wiegant ~ Nov 27, 1827 ~ Nov 26, 1908"

References:
SOS! 1994

Photographs:
DE McGovern, August 5, 2007

SUV Registry Status: Secondary Memorial
no SUVCW documentation planned

Leavenworth, Leavenworth County

VA Center
(4101 S. 4th Street)


Leavenworth



Type: Granite Markers, Spanish cannon

Description: A memorial plaza contains a Spanish cannon and numerous monuments. The Markers are inscribed: "Lest we forget ~ May this ~ monument ~ help us remember ~ all those POW's ~ and MIA's who ~ served this ~ nation." "Dwight D. Eisenhower Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center" "Presented by ~ the American Legion ~ Disabled American Veterans ~ Veterans of Foreign Wars ~ 1990" "Presented by ~ Disabled American Veterans ~ Area Chapters ~ Sept 16, 1988"

References:
reported by DE McGovern

Photographs:
DE McGovern, May 7, 2011

SUV Registry Status: Secondary Memorial
no SUVCW documentation planned