Transcribed from volume I of Kansas: a cyclopedia of state history, embracing events, institutions, industries, counties, cities, towns, prominent persons, etc. ... / with a supplementary volume devoted to selected personal history and reminiscence. Standard Pub. Co. Chicago : 1912. 3 v. in 4. : front., ill., ports.; 28 cm. Vols. I-II edited by Frank W. Blackmar. Transcribed May 2002 by Carolyn Ward.


Fort Lincoln.—Goodlander, in his "Memoirs and Recollections of the Early Days of Fort Scott," says: "In the summer of 1861 Jim Lane had built a fort on the north side of the Osage river, and named it Fort Lincoln. It was built on low bottom land that was no more a fit place for a fort than where Knapp's park is now located. This fort consisted of a stockade and a large blockhouse. In later years this stockade and blockhouse were moved to Fort Scott and located about the junction of Lowman and First streets."

Fort Lincoln was about 12 miles northwest of the city of Fort Scott, and a few miles west of the present town of Fulton. According to Wilder, it was fortified by Lane on Aug. 17, 1861. After the battle of Drywood, On Sept. 2, Lane, believing that the Confederates would attack Fort Scott the next day, ordered the town abandoned, the citizens and troops there to fall back to Fort Lincoln. The fort was garrisoned by detachments of the troops belonging to Lane's command until Jan., 1864, when it was abandoned.

Pages 666-667 from volume I of Kansas: a cyclopedia of state history, embracing events, institutions, industries, counties, cities, towns, prominent persons, etc. ... / with a supplementary volume devoted to selected personal history and reminiscence. Standard Pub. Co. Chicago : 1912. 3 v. in 4. : front., ill., ports.; 28 cm. Vols. I-II edited by Frank W. Blackmar. Transcribed May 2002 by Carolyn Ward.

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