Henry Leavenworth facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts
Henry Leavenworth
General Henry Leavenworth.jpg
Gen. Henry Leavenworth
Born (1783-12-10)December 10, 1783
New Haven, Connecticut
Died July 21, 1834(1834-07-21) (aged 50)
Cross Timbers, Oklahoma
Allegiance  United States of America
Service/branch  United States Army
Years of service 1812–1834 (US Army)
Rank General
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.



Images for kids


Henry Leavenworth Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.