Help support TMP


"Frontier Forts" Topic


3 Posts

All members in good standing are free to post here. Opinions expressed here are solely those of the posters, and have not been cleared with nor are they endorsed by The Miniatures Page.

For more information, see the TMP FAQ.


Back to The Old West Message Board


Areas of Interest

19th Century

Featured Hobby News Article


Featured Showcase Article

Blue Moon's Romanian Civilians, Part One

We begin a look at Blue Moon's Romanian Civilians, as painted for us by PhilGreg Painters.


Featured Profile Article

Remotegaming

Once Gabriel received his digital camera, his destiny was clear he was to become a remote wargamer.


Featured Book Review


532 hits since 12 May 2020
©1994-2020 Bill Armintrout
Comments or corrections?

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP12 May 2020 10:09 p.m. PST

"The U. S. Army established nine principal forts in Kansas during the 19th century. The mission of the frontier forts before and after the Civil War was to escort freighters and settlers using the Santa Fe and Smoky Hill trails, to protect railroad construction crews, and to serve as a staging place for war if the need arose. In Kansas, as elsewhere in the West, these military installations consisted of officers' quarters, soldiers' barracks, stables, military storehouses, and headquarters buildings arranged around a parade ground. Although they were centers of considerable activity during the 1860s and 1870s, in most cases their usefulness to the army was short lived and only two of the nine forts remain active today…"
Main page
link

Amicalement
Armand

Wackmole9 Supporting Member of TMP13 May 2020 7:54 a.m. PST

Fort Larned is a amazingly preserved fort and worth going off I-70 to check out.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP13 May 2020 12:25 p.m. PST

Thanks!.


Amicalement
Armand

Sorry - only verified members can post on the forums.