Commanding Officer's Quarters During Military Ownership
1. "Report of the Adjutant General relative to Abandoned Military Reservations, October 25, 1879," Abandoned Military Reservations file, Fort Larned, Records of the Bureau of Land Management, Record Group 49, National Archives, Washington, D.C. (hereafter cited as RG 49, NA); and Frank W. Blackmar, ed., Kansas: A Cyclopedia of State History, Embracing Events, Institutions, Industries, Counties, Cities, Towns, Prominent Persons, Etc., 2 vols. (Chicago: Standard Publishing Co., 1912) 1:663.
2. U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, "Fort Larned National Historic Site, Historic Structures Report Part II: Historical Data Section," by James W. Sheire, Denver Service Center, pp. 30-31.
3. Adolph Hunnius, Diary, Aug. 26, 1867, Kansas State Historical Society. James Sheire in his report states that the Fort Larned commanding officer's quarters was similar to the drawing of the commanding officer's quarters at Fort Lyon, Colorado. He derived his theory from the fact that the United States Army Engineer drawings' index in the Cartographic Division of the National Archives listed an architectural plan for the commanding officer's quarters at Fort Lyon. While the index identified the drawing as that of Fort Lyon, there was no indication on the drawing itself to support the index label. In fact, written descriptions of the Fort Lyon commanding officer's quarters do not match the purported index label.
5. "Inspection Report on Fort Zarah and Fort Larned, made under Special Orders No. 102, Headquarters, Department of the Missouri," Maj. M. I. Ludington of the Chief Quartermaster Office, District of New Mexico to Bvt. Maj. Gen. L.C. Easton, chief quartermaster, Department of the Missiouri, Oct. 19, 1867, Letters received consolidated filed, Fort Larned, Kansas, Records of the Office of the Quartermaster General, RG 92, NA; copy also on file at Fort Larned National Historic Site, Larned, Kan. (hereafter FLNHS).
6. Albert Barnitz, Journal, Nov. 2, 1867, Memorandum No. 4 of Life in the Regular Army, Sept. 2, 1867, to Apr. 19, 1868; Barnitz to Jennie (his wife) from camp near Fort Harker, Kansas, Nov. 7, 1867, Albert Barnitz Papers, Yale University, and also in FLNHS files.
7. "Report showing the average number of mechanics, laborers, etc, employed, money expended, work performed and material used in the erection of buildings at Fort Larned, Ks, during the seven months commencing July 1, 1867, and ending January 31, 1868," by Bvt. Lt. Col. A.F. Rockwell, A.Q.M. USA, Apr. 21, 1868, Appointments, Commissions, and Promotions file, Meredith Helm Kidd, K134 CB1870, Records of the Adjutant General's Office, 1780s-1917, RG 94, NA; and Consolidated Correspondence file 1794-1915, Fort Larned, Kansas, RG 92, NA.
10. "Estimate for and cost of material required for repairing barracks and quarters at Fort Larned, Kansas," approved June 9, 1873, by Capt. L. Snyder, post commander, Consolidated Correspondence file 1794-1915, Fort Larned, Kansas, RG 92, NA.
Commanding Officer's Quarters During Civilian Ownership
4. C.E. Lobdell and Havey Eckert, "Larned and Pawnee County at Present," in Along the Old Trail: A History of the Old and a Story of the Santa Fe Trail, ed. by Joseph S. Vernon, (Larned Kan.: Tucker-Vernon Co. Pub., 1910), pp. 159-60; Historical and Descriptive Review of Kansas, vol. 3: The Central and Southwestern Sections. (Topeka: Jno. Lethem, 1891), p. 149.
15. USDI, NPS, "Report on Emergency Stabilization of the Commanding Officer's Quarters H.S. 8 and Engineering Analysis of Buildings at Fort Larned National Historic Site," by Renzo Riddo, 1975, (Denver Service Center, 1975) pp. 9, 22.
Last Updated: 18-Sep-2009