1. Manuscript Material
National Archives. Three groups of records contain pertinent material on the structures at Fort Scott: RG92, Records of the Office of the Quartermaster General; RG98, Records of United States Army Commands; and RG108, Records of the Headquarters of the Army. Cartographic Records had a very useful map of Fort Scott, 1863, showing structures rented by the Army.
Kansas State Historical Society. The Post Returns for Fort Scott were not available at the National Archives, but the Kansas State Historical Society provided them through its microfilm collection.
Fort Scott, Kansas. Mr. and Mrs. Joe Richards made available the Ralph Richards Papers, including manuscripts concerning the history of Bourbon County.
2. Government Publications
House Documents, 27th Cong., 3d Sess., No. 68. Contracts of the War Department, 1842.
National Park Service, Master Plan for Fort Scott, Kansas, June 1967.
Thompson, Erwin N., Fort Scott, Kansas, Site Identification & Evaluation, Division of History, National Park Service, Washington, February 1967.
Fort Scott Bulletin
Fort Scott Democrat
Fort Scott Tribune
Fort Scott Monitor
Kansas Weekly Herald (Fort Leavenworth)
Western Volunteer (Fort Scott)
4. Periodicals and Articles
Anderson, George C., "Touring Kansas and Colorado in 1871, The Journal of George C. Anderson," Kansas Historical Quarterly, 22 (1956), 193-219 and 358-84.
Barry, Louise, compiler, "Kansas Before 1854: A Revised Annals," Kansas Historical Quarterly, 29 (1963), 429-86.
"A Chronology of Kansas Political and Military Events, 1859-1865," Kansas Historical Quarterly, 25 (1959), 283-300.
Langsdorf, Edgar, ed., "The Letters of Joseph H. Trego, 1857-1864, Linn County Pioneer," Kansas Historical Quarterly, 19 (1951), 113-32.
5. Books and Pamphlets
Barlow, Mary L., The Why of Fort Scott, Fort Scott, 1921.
Coe, Elmer, Fort Scott As I Knew It, Fort Scott, Monitor Binding and Printing Co., 1940.
Federal Writers' Project, Works Projects Administration, Kansas, A Guide to the Sunflower State, American Guide Series, New York, Viking Press, 1939.
Goodlander, C. W., Memoirs and Recollections of C. W. Goodlander of the Early Days of Fort Scott, Fort Scott, Monitor Printing Co., 1900.
Hunt, Elvid, History of Fort Leavenworth, 1827-1937, Fort Leavenworth, Command and General Staff School Press, 1937.
Nelson, Jno. H., The Wilson Family, Washington, c. 1911.
Robley, T. F., History of Bourbon County, Kansas, To the Close of 1865, Fort Scott, Monitor Book & Printing Co., 1894.
Tomlinson, William P., Kansas in Eighteen Ninety-Eight, New York, 1859.
Wilder, D. W., The Annals of Kansas, Topeka, Kansas Publishing House, 1886.
Last Updated: 30-Nov-2009