Military on the Santa Fe Trail
August 27, 28, 2021
 Council Oak Park
Following is the planned schedule of presentations to be made at Council Oak Park, Council Grove, pertaining to Military on the Santa Fe Trail. This is a FREE EVENT!
Come for the day! Bring your lawn chairs.

Friday, August 27, 2021

6 pm - Reception at the Kaw Mission welcome representatives of the Mormon Battalion and to recognize descendants of men who served in the Battalion

Saturday, August 28, 2021

9 am - Kenneth McClintock—Custer and  Other Trivia on the SFT

10 am - Kevin Henson, President of the Mormon Battallion Assn.—Kearny's Army and the Army of the West

11 am - Laura Anderson—Women accompanying the Mormon Battalion

12 pm - Jim Crosby—Council Grove’s Co. C, 137th Inf. Rgmt. 35th Div., SFT Div.

1 pm - Jay Clark—Buffalo Soldiers

2 pm - Kevin Henson—Mormon Battalion

3 pm - Bill McFarland—8th Kansas Vol. Inf. Rgmt.

4 pm - Herschel Stroud—Medical care during the Civil War


  Buffalo Soldiers
Originally Buffalo Soldiers 
were members of the 10th Cavalry Regiment of the 
United States Army, formed on
September 21, 1866, at 
Fort LeavenworthKS.
This nickname was given to the Black Cavalry by Native American tribes who fought in the Indian Wars. The term eventually became synonymous with all of the African-American regiments formed in 1866

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Bennett Riley

Fort Riley was named after Bennet Riley. He had a long and prestigious career in the U. S. military. Born in Virginia in 1787, he entered the army in 1813. In 1829 he commanded the first military escort on the Santa Fe Trail.


Military on the Trail