Saws and Scalpels
An important function located at Fort Scott during the Civil War was that of the U.S. Army General Hospital, located in the 1840s post hospital. Sick and wounded Union soldiers (even some Confederates) from throughout the vicinity came to Fort Scott for treatment. Students in this activity become part of a medical diagnostic team determining symptoms, diseases, and treatments.
Did You Know?
After Fort Scott was abandoned by the army in 1853, the buildings were sold at public auction, and the fort became the town of Fort Scott. One of the officers' quarters eventually became the Goodlander Home for Children. For about fifty years, orphans and other needy children were cared for here.