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Fort Wallace (c. 1865–1882) was a US Cavalry fort built in Wallace County, Kansas to help defend settlers against Cheyenne and Sioux raids and protect the stages. It is located on Pond Creek, and it was called after General W. H. L. Wallace. There were accommodations for 500 men and the troops were scattered between Fort Hays and Fort Denver.
All that remains today of the original fort is the cemetery, but for a period of over a decade Fort Wallace was one of the most important military outposts on the frontier.
Today, Fort Wallace is represented by the Fort Wallace Museum nearby in the town of Wallace, with relics from the fort as well as photos, reproduction items, and literature covering the post’s history and the settlement of the Great Plains.