The Iron Heel of War
It was said that the "iron heel or war left its impact on Fort Scott" during the Civil War. During the war, Fort Scott was an important millitary base, serving as a supply depot and a recruitment center for the Union Army. Many refugees came to Fort Scott seeking food, shelter, protection, and medical care. Some of thes refugees ended up becoming soldiers. In this program, students participate in four activities that simulate the experience of refugees who become soldiers during the Civil War.
Did You Know?
During their free time, the officers enjoyed hunting. Captain Swords wrote "everybody here is hunting mad, hunting and dogs constitute their thoughts by day and dreams by night" Of another officer, Swords said that "wolf chasing and duck hunting" were the only things that reconciled him to the place