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BG Benjamin H. Grierson - Fort Leavenworth KS
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N 39° 20.779 W 094° 55.163
15S E 334604 N 4356965
Quick Description: The memorial featuring a bust of Brigadier General (BG) Benjamin Grierson stands proudly near the Buffalo Soldiers Monument on board Fort Leavenworth KS.
Location: Kansas, United States
Date Posted: 4/2/2013 3:30:56 PM
Waymark Code: WMGQYG
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions
Views: 2

Long Description:
From Travel Kansas website: (visit link)

"When visitors arrive at the entrance to Fort Leavenworth, it typically takes about 5 minutes to get a visitor's pass. The army requires photo ID, car registration and proof of insurance. They will inform you of any restrictions to where you may go on the Fort. Only US residents are permitted to tour Fort Leavenworth."

The memorial is a bronze bust of a BG Grierson placed on a hexagonal grey granite base on a paved path around Smith Lake near the Buffalo Soldiers Monument.

[left panel]

[Army Music Corps crest]

"Unlikely warrior-hero"
Master Strategist
Band Leader
Music Teacher
Composer -- wrote
Music for
Abraham Lincoln's
1850 Campaign

Union Civil War
Volunteer
08 May 1861 -
30 Apr 1866
Cavalry Commander
Illinois - Tennesee
Mississippi - Iowa

Campaigns

Meridien - Vicksburg
Tupelo - Mobile

Freed Slaves
Saved
BG W. T. Sherman's life
27 May 1871

BG - 03 Jun 1863
Brevet MG - 27 May 1865

[center panel]

[American Civil-War era flag]

BG Benjamin H. Grierson
08 Jul 1826 - 13 Aug 1911
Pittsburgh PA
Buried -- Jacksonville IL
Married Alice Kirk - 24 Sep 1854
Married Lillian King - 28 Jul 1897
Fathered seven children
29 years of Military Service
1861-1890
Advocated equal treatment for blacks
and Native Americans

[right panel]

{crossed swords with number 10 above]

Western Frontioer
Commanded 10th Cavalry
Jul 1866 - Nov 1888
Fort Leavenworth
Sep 1866 - Aug 1867

Commander
Forts Riley - Concho
Cratt - Sill
Depts of Texas
New Mexico
Arizona
1867-1890

Peacekeeper
Mexican border
1875-1888

Tracked Chief
Victorio

May-Oct 1890

BG - 05 Apr 1890
Retired
05 Jul 1890
Website pertaining to the memorial: [Web Link]

List if there are any visiting hours:
24/7.365, unless the fort is closed to visitors


Entrance fees (if it applies): 0

Type of memorial: Monument

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