Post Civil War Years

The years after the Civil War were some of the busiest for Fort Larned. The Plains Indians had taken advantage of the army's attention in the east to step up raids and attacks on trail travelers in defense of their land. The stone buildings were completed between 1866 and 1868. In 1867 there were several noteworthy events - Hancock's expedition to subdue the Plains Indian tribes, the Medicine Lodge Treaty council, and the arrival of a unit of the 10th U.S. Cavalry, one of the new African American army units authorized by Congress in 1866.

Last updated: February 14, 2024

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1767 KS Hwy 156
Larned, KS 67550


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