Henry Leavenworth

Henry Leavenworth

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Henry Leavenworth was an American soldier active in the War of 1812 and early military expeditions against the Plains Indians. He established Fort Leavenworth in Kansas, and also gave his name to Leavenworth, Kansas, Leavenworth County, Kansas, and the Leavenworth Penitentiary. He was born at New Haven, Connecticut, a son of Col. Jesse and Catharine Leavenworth. Soon after his birth his parents became alienated and his father moved with the children to Danville, Vermont, where he was educated. He then read law with General Erastus Root of Delhi, New York; and upon being admitted to the bar formed a partnership with his preceptor which lasted until 1812. He was appointed a captain in the 25th U. S. infantry. A few months later he was made major; was wounded at the Battle of Niagara on July 25, 1814, and the following November was brevetted colonelshow more

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  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 177g
  • CIV
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136654253
  • 9786136654256