Fort Scott

General Winfield Scott, former General-in-Chief of the U.S. Army, was the namesake for five places named Fort Scott:

  • Fort Scott, Kansas, a city that grew up around a military fort of the same name
    • Fort Scott National Historic Site
  • Fort Scott (Arlington, Virginia), a small fortification in Arlington, Virginia, built to defend Washington during the American Civil War
  • Fort Winfield Scott, a coast artillery post created within the Presidio of San Francisco in 1912
  • Fort Point, San Francisco, renamed Fort Winfield Scott in 1882 but reverted to the original name before the establishment of the coast artillery post
  • Fort Scott (Plattsburgh, New York), one of three American forts laid out by Major Joseph Totten prior to the 1814 Battle of Plattsburgh

Other articles related to "fort scott, scott, forts, fort":

Cofachique, Kansas - History
... In the spring of 1855 a party of pro-slavery men from Fort Scott formed a town company and laid out a town on the high land east of the Neosho River ... Until the summer of 1857 there was no post office nearer than Fort Scott, and all mail was brought over by a carrier employed by the citizens for the purpose ... The first mail route established by the government extended from Fort Scott to Cofachique, and regular mail service began July 1, 1857 ...
Arlington Ridge, Virginia - Fort Scott
... Built by the Union Army in May 1861, Fort Scott was built as a detached lunette to guard the south flank of the defenses of Washington ... It was named for General Winfield Scott, then General-in-Chief of the Army ... One of many forts build to safeguard the capital, it was subsequently relegated to an interior position by the construction of the defenses of Alexandria about 1/4 miles to the ...
Fort Scott Middle School
... Fort Scott Middle School is a middle school located in Fort Scott, Kansas. ...
List Of Cemeteries In Kansas - U.S. National Cemeteries
... Cemetery Year Size Locality County Description Photograph Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery 1862 36.1 acres (146,000 m2) Fort Leavenworth ... It is located near the center of the Fort Leavenworth Military Reservation ... Fort Scott National Cemetery 1862 21.8 acres (88,000 m2) Fort Scott Bourbon Originally named Presbyterian Graveyard when the land was purchased and maintained by the Presbyterian Church in 1861, the ...

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    There are only the pursued, the pursuing, the busy, and the tired.
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    So here they are, the dog-faced soldiers, the regulars, the fifty-cents-a-day professionals riding the outposts of the nation, from Fort Reno to Fort Apache, from Sheridan to Stark. They were all the same. Men in dirty-shirt blue and only a cold page in the history books to mark their passing. But wherever they rode and whatever they fought for, that place became the United States.
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