The relationship between Kansas and the science of war is ingrained, consistent and evident, yet it seems antithetical to the quiet, conservative farmer who is the quintessential image of the state. It is not. The same values created both, and both created Kansas. From early exploration of America, Bleeding Kansas, the Civil War and the Plains Indian wars to the world wars and the modern era, the forts and bases of the Sunflower State have been central to Americaas defense. Beginning with Fort de Cavagnial in 1744 through to the defunct fields of Cold War missile silos, historians Debra Goodrich Bisel and Michelle M. Martin provide a guide to the forts and posts throughout Kansas.Chapter 2 Ad Astra Per Aspera: The Civil War 1861a1865 Kate, Kitty and I sitting around a fire about nine oa#39;clock p.m. ... would not encroach its boundaries, Kansas needed new posts to train soldiers and press them into service for the waranbsp;...
|Title||:||Kansas Forts and Bases|
|Author||:||Debra Goodrich Bisel, Michelle M. Martin|
|Publisher||:||The History Press - 2013-02-19|