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This photograph of Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas, was taken in 1864 by an unidentified photographer. The building in the background is the guardhouse, and in the foreground is an African-American battery. This battery appears to be the precursor to the 9th and 10th Colored Regiments, formed in 1866.

Date: 1864

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This image could be grouped with other photographs of forts, particularly those depicting Ft. Leavenworth; or it could be used to generate discussion about the African-American soldiers in the West, called "buffalo soldiers."

KS:7th:1.5:Forts and Trails (2005)

Item Number: 706
Call Number: FK2.L3 F.8 *15
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 706

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