Fort Sully

Fort Sully (HM16X6)

Location: Leavenworth, KS 66027 Leavenworth County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 20.961', W 94° 54.893'

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During the Civil War, Fort Leavenworth functioned as an arsenal, a supply base, and a training and organizational camp for volunteer troops. A series of defensive earthworks was constructed on a hill overlooking the National Cemetery. The position was fortified with these two 24 pound seige and garrison guns mounted within the works as the fort's primary armament along with field gun emplacements and rifle pits. Although technically a battery, the entire complex was named Fort Sully after Brigadier General Alfred Sully who had been stationed at Fort Leavenworth at the outbreak of the war. Two more gun positions were constructed just South and West of the main parade and post hospital. All these positions were abandoned at the end of the Civil War.

M1819 24 Pounder Siege and Garrison Guns
These 2 gun tubes were emplaced at Fort Sully. They along with many other similar tubes had been in storage at the Fort Leavenworth Arsenal since its opening in 1859. The gun on the right was produced by McClurg, Wade & Co., Fort Pitt Foundry Pittsburg, PA in 1838. The gun on the left was manufactured by the West Point Foundry in 1826.
HM NumberHM16X6
Placed ByFort Leavenworth
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Date Added Thursday, September 11th, 2014 at 1:12pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 334999 N 4357294
Decimal Degrees39.34935000, -94.91488333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 20.961', W 94° 54.893'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 20' 57.66" N, 94° 54' 53.58" W
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Area Code(s)913
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 19000 Gibbons Ave, Leavenworth KS 66027, US
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