LeRoy's post facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsLeRoy's post
|Controlled by||Kansas state troops|
|Built||September 12, 1861|
|In use||September 12, 1861 to ca. May 1864|
LeRoy's post was established September 12, 1861, by U.S. Senator James H. Lane, when Fort Scott was threatened by advancing Confederate troops. LeRoy is a town in eastern Kansas. The post was one of many Union posts established in eastern Kansas to guard against Confederate guerrilla attack. In spring 1862 a number of Indian refugees who had first camped at Fort Row were moved further north to Fort Belmont and the post at LeRoy.
In May 1862 two Indian regiments were organized at LeRoy from amongst the refugees. They were sent into Indian Territory to fight Confederates, who had occupied the lands from where they had fled. Until at least May 1864 Union troops were stationed at LeRoy. Since nothing was mentioned of the post after that time, it probably was closed in May 1864 or soon after.
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