From Americans to Mexicans, Cheyenne to Apache, Germans to Irish, Fort Larned typified the cultural interplay that defined 19th century America. The racial and cultural issues being decided in this period of change were borne out at Fort Larned.
The "Buffalo Soldiers" compiled an honorable military record but still faced the racism and resentment of the post-Civil War era.
A German immigrant in the U.S. Army, Hunnius recorded his interesting experiences at Fort Larned in 1867. His account brings to life the danger, excitement, as well as drudgery, of frontier army life.
A directory of regular and volunteer army units in Fort Larned's 19 years of operation.
Meet the men who had the difficult job of commanding a remote Army post on the frontier during the height of the Indian Wars in Kansas.