Lot 168: [Civil War/Westward Expansion]
December 2, 2016
New Orleans, LA, USALive Auction
Description: [Civil War/Westward Expansion], 2 tables "showing camps between Fort Leavenworth and Denver City, with distances between each, and remarks", c. 1865, 10 in. x 15 1/2 in., mounted to paper 15 in. x 11 in. Provenance: Gaspar Cusachs, entrepreneur, historian and collector, (1855-1929); The Gaspar Cusachs Collection, loaned to the Louisiana State Museum, New Orleans, LA (c. 1909-2016). Note: Fort Leavenworth (Kansas) was the location of a large training and recruitment operation for the Union Army during the Civil War. Beginning in 1865, troops at Fort Leavenworth engaged in multiple combat incidents with neighboring Native American tribes. Ref.: Partin, Dr. John W. A Brief History of Fort Leavenworth, 1827-1983. Combat Studies Institute, 1983.