Forts History Collection, 1855–1902. Manuscript Collection 585, Fort Riley Hospital Department Muster Rolls, 1855–1902. Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, Kansas.
Established in 1853, Fort Riley was home to the buffalo soldiers of the 9th and 10th Cavalry, the U.S. Cavalry School, and General George Custer at different times during its early history. A permanent hospital was first built there in 1855.
What You Can Find in the Records
This database contains muster and payment rolls for hospitals located at Fort Riley in Kansas between the years 1855 and 1902. The rolls may include the following details:
- date and length of enlistment
- date attached to the hospital and duties
- date of the pay period and when last paid
This database also includes various documents associate with military forts in Kansas: correspondence, biographies, notes, historical sketches, drawings. These documents have not been indexed for this database but can be accessed via the browse function.