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Fort Dodge, Dodge City

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The site of Fort Dodge in the U.S. state of Kansas was originally an old campground for wagons traveling along the Santa Fe Trail, just west of the western junction of the Wet and Dry Routes and near the middle or Cimarron Cutoff. On March 23, 1865, Major General Grenville M. Dodge, who commanded the 11th and 16th Kansas Cavalry Regiments, wrote to Colonel James Hobart Ford to propose establishing a new military post west of Fort Larned. On orders of Col. Ford, Captain Henry Pearce, with Company C, Eleventh Cavalry Regiment, and Company F, Second U.S. Volunteer Infantry, from Fort Larned, occupied and established Fort Dodge on April 10, 1865.
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  • My wife and I enjoyed our visit to Fort Dodge. It is now used for Veterans housing, but has retained some of the older buildings. It is really clean and well maintained. We spent about 30 minutes.....  more
    My wife and I enjoyed our visit to Fort Dodge. It is now used for Veterans housing, but has retained some of the older buildings. It is really clean and well maintained. We spent about 30 minutes.....  more »
  • It was a pity that it was closed upon arrival, so you could walk around a bit, wish could have seen more as this is a integral part of the Dodge City history, Did read about it with the informational....  more
    It was a pity that it was closed upon arrival, so you could walk around a bit, wish could have seen more as this is a integral part of the Dodge City history, Did read about it with the informational....  more »

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