Officers' Quarters-Tools of the Trade
OFFICER'S WIFE OUTFIT
While in quarters, officers liked to read and entertain guests. While men and women dined together, they often split afterwards as their topics of conversations tended to differ. Beyond that most of the officer's leisure activities took place away from his quarters. They included hunting and horseback riding. More information on these activities can be found on the leisure activities section of the virtual resource center.
Did You Know?
Soldiers at Fort Scott formed the first "rainbow coalition" during the Civil War. African American, American Indian, and Euro American soldiers fought in this area. Many, including the First Kansas Colored, Sixth Kansas Cavalry, and elements of the Indian Home Guard trained at Fort Scott.