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 Wallace.—This post was established in Sept., 1865, and was first known as Camp Pond Creek, so called from its location at the junction of Pond creek and the south fork of the Smoky Hill river, about 2 miles southeast of the present town of Wallace, a station on the Union Pacific railroad. On April 16, 1866, the name was changed to Fort Wallace, in honor of Gen. W. H. L. Wallace, who was mortally wounded at the battle of Shiloh, Tenn., and died on April 10, 1862. A reservation of 14 square miles was laid out and buildings erected affording accommodations for 500 men. During the building of the railroad Fort Wallace was an important post. The railroad was completed to the fort in July, 1868, and during the following year several skirmishes with the Indians occurred in the vicinity. In 1872, Gen. John Pope, commanding the Department of Missouri, recommended the abandonment of Fort Wallace, but it continued to be used as a military post for ten years after that date, being finally abandoned on May 31, 1882. By the act of Congress, approved on Oct. 19, 1888, the reservation was ordered to be sold, except the right of way of the Union Pacific railroad and the post cemetery, which was given to the city of Wallace. The Wallace Waterworks company was to be given the preference in the purchase of certain lands, viz.: the northwest quarter of the southwest quarter section 25, township 13 south, range 39 west. All the rest of the reservation was to be disposed of in accordance with the provisions of the homestead laws.

Page 676 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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