Leavenworth, Henry, 1783-1834

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Officer during the War of 1812, builder of Fort Leavenworth, Leavenworth Kan., member of the New York State Assembly.

From the description of Request for horse, 1814 March 29. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122601477

Leavenworth was a brigadier-general and in 1827 built the post named after him. In 1831 he was put in command of the whole southwestern frontier. He died that year of illness.

From the guide to the Henry Leavenworth letters, 1833-1834, (University of Kansas Kenneth Spencer Research Library Kansas Collection)

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referencedIn William G. Ritch Collection, 1539-1901, bulk 1845-1882 The Huntington Library
creatorOf Leavenworth, Henry, 1783-1834. Letters : to Samuel Preston / by Henry Leavenworth, 1830. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Forsyth, Thomas, 1771-1833. Thomas Forsyth letters, 1819. Minnesota Historical Society, Division of Archives and Manuscripts
referencedIn United States. Adjutant-General's Office. Letters received by the Office of the Adjutant General, 1812-1821 [microform]. Minnesota Historical Society Library
creatorOf Leavenworth, Henry, 1783-1834. Register of marriages contracted [at Cassborough, Wis., 1820] ... by H. Leavenworth, one of the Justices of the Peace for the Territory of Michigan. Detroit Public Library, Detroit Main Library
creatorOf Riley, Bennett, 1787-1853. Archives of the fur trade and Santa Fe trail. [microfilm]. Utah Division of State History, Utah Historical Society
creatorOf Cass, Lewis, 1782-1866. Selected records relating to the Lewis Cass Expedition and the Missouri Expedition, 1818-1822 [microform]. Minnesota Historical Society, Division of Archives and Manuscripts
referencedIn War of 1812 mss., 1776-1879 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
creatorOf Henry Leavenworth letters, 1833-1834 University of Kansas Kenneth Spencer Research Library Kanas Collection
creatorOf United States. War Dept. Selected manuscripts relating to the Missouri River Military Frontier, Indian Affairs, and the Fur Trade, 1818-1832. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Thomas Sidney Jesup Papers, 1780-1907 Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Jesup, Thomas Sidney, 1788-1860. Thomas Sidney Jesup papers, 1780-1907. Library of Congress
creatorOf Leavenworth, Henry, 1783-1834. Request for horse, 1814 March 29. American Periodical Series I
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associatedWith Forsyth, Thomas, 1771-1833. person
correspondedWith Jesup, Thomas Sidney, 1788-1860. person
associatedWith Preston, Samuel, fl. 1830. person
associatedWith Ritch, William G. person
associatedWith United States. Adjutant-General's Office. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. War Dept. corporateBody
associatedWith Ward, Aaron, 1790-1867 person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Fort Jesup, La.
United States
Pacific railroads--Early projects
Indians of North America--Government relations


Birth 1783-12-10

Death 1834-07-21


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