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Gen. Henry Leavenworth
December 10, 1783|
New Haven, Connecticut
|Died||July 21, 1834
Cross Timbers, Oklahoma
|Allegiance||United States of America|
||United States Army|
|Years of service||1812–1834 (US Army)|
|Battles/wars||War of 1812, Battle of Niagara, Arikara War|
Henry Leavenworth (December 10, 1783 – July 21, 1834) was an American soldier. He was active in the War of 1812 and early military actions against the Plains Indians. He created Fort Leavenworth in Kansas. Leavenworth, Kansas, Leavenworth County, Kansas, and the Leavenworth Penitentiary are named after him.
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