Fort Hartsuff State Historical Park Article

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Fort Hartsuff State Historical Park
Fort Hartsuff compound 4.JPG
Map showing the location of Fort Hartsuff State Historical Park
Map showing the location of Fort Hartsuff State Historical Park
Location in Nebraska
Map showing the location of Fort Hartsuff State Historical Park
Map showing the location of Fort Hartsuff State Historical Park
Location in the United States
Location Valley County, Nebraska, United States
Nearest city Burwell, Nebraska
Coordinates 41°43′22″N 99°1′23″W / 41.72278°N 99.02306°W / 41.72278; -99.02306
FORT HARTSUFF STATE HISTORICAL PARK Latitude and Longitude:

41°43′22″N 99°1′23″W / 41.72278°N 99.02306°W / 41.72278; -99.02306
[1]
Area18 acres (7.3 ha) [2]
Elevation2,126 ft (648 m) [1]
Designation Nebraska state historical park
Established1961 [3]
Administrator Nebraska Game and Parks Commission
Website Fort Hartsuff State Historical Park

Fort Hartsuff State Historical Park is a state park located six miles (9.7 km) southeast of Burwell, Nebraska, preserving a typical U.S. Army cavalry outpost of the late 19th century. Fort Hartsuff was active from 1874 to 1881. Among its surviving original structures are the post headquarters, enlisted men’s barracks, officers’ quarters, commanding officers quarters, and post hospital; other buildings have been reconstructed. [3]

History

Fort Hartsuff was named in honor of George Lucas Hartsuff, a graduate of West Point who was wounded in action in 1855 during the Florida Seminole Indian War, and who also later rose to the rank of major-general of volunteers during the American Civil War. [4]

References

  1. ^ a b "Fort Hartsuff Historical Park". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ "Fort Hartsuff State Historical Park". Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. Archived from the original on December 30, 2010. Retrieved December 3, 2018.
  3. ^ a b "Fort Hartsuff State Historical Park". Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. Retrieved July 27, 2018.
  4. ^ " Naming Fort Hartsuff", in "History #1". Burwell, Nebraska: Friends of Fort Hartsuff Historical Park, retrieved online August 25, 2018.

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