Military Forts by State

 

 

Wyoming Military Forts

Alphabetical list of forts, reservations, blockhouses, named camps, National and State Homes for soldiers, national cemeteries, etc., in the United States from its earliest settlement to date.

Many of the forts and structures named were erected by the early settlers for their own protection, and all vestige of them has now disappeared. The exact locations of many are not positively known at the present day, but reference is made to them in State histories, State papers, etc. Those in bold-faced type are now occupied by troops or are under the control of the War Department.(does not apply) The data available for consultation are known to be incomplete, and may be erroneous in some instances.

Augur, Camp, Wyoming, on Little Wind River; name changed to Fort Washakie.

Bridger, Fort, Wyoming near Carter's Station, Union Pacific Railroad, Uinta County; now town of that name.
Brown, Camp, Wyoming Now Fort Washakie.
Buford, John, Fort, Wyoming Name changed to Fort Sanders.

Casper, Fort, Wyoming at Platte Bridge.
Cheyenne Depot, Wyoming on Fort D. A. Russell Reservation.
Connor, Fort, Wyoming Name changed to Fort Reno.

D. A. Russell, Fort, Wyoming near Cheyenne.
Devin, Camp, Wyoming on Little Missouri River.
Dickinson, Fort, at Wyoming.

Fetterman, Fort, Wyoming near mouth of La Prele Creek.
Fred Steele, Fort, Wyoming North Fork of Platte River, in Carbon County; now town of that name.

Halleck, Fort, Wyoming at the foot of Medicine Bow Mountain.
Howard, O. O., Camp, Wyoming at Pinebluffs.

Kearny, Phil, Fort, Wyoming Big Horn Mountains, between the Big and Little Piney forks of Powder River.
Kinney, Fort, Wyoming Same as Fort McKinney.

Laramie, Fort, Wyoming near mouth of Laramie River, Laramie County; now town of that name.

McHenry, Fort, Wyoming
Mackenzie, Fort, Wyoming near Sheridan.
McKinney, Fort, Wyoming on Powder River; established as Cantonment Reno.
Marshall, Camp, Wyoming North Fork of the Platte River.
Medicine Butte, Camp, Wyoming near Evanston.

Payne, Camp, Wyoming near Fort Laramie.
Phil Kearny, Fort, Wyoming on Powder River. (See Kearny.)
Pilot Butte, Camp, Wyoming at Rock Springs.
Piney, Fort, Wyoming on Piney Creek, in Uintah County.

Reno, Fort, Wyoming on Powder River; first called Fort Connor.
Reno, Fort, Wyoming on Powder River, 3 miles north of old Fort Reno.
Reno, Cantonment, Wyoming name changed to Fort McKinney.
Rock Springs, camp at, Wyoming Camp Pilot Butte.
Russell, D. A., Fort, Wyoming 3 miles from Cheyenne.

Sanders, Fort, Wyoming 3 miles from Laramie City; first called Fort John Buford.
Sheridan, Camp, Wyoming name changed to Fort Yellowstone.
Stambaugh, Camp, Wyoming in Smiths Gulch, near Atlantic City.
Steele, Fred, Fort, Wyoming on North Platte River.
Sulphur Creek, coal reservation, Wyoming .

Walbach, Camp, Wyoming on Lodge Pole Creek, near Cheyenne Pass.
Washakie, Fort, Wyoming on Shoshone Indian Reservation; first called Camp Augur.
Wyoming State Soldiers' Home, Cheyenne, Wyoming.

Yellowstone, Fort, Wyoming in Yellowstone National Park; first named Camp Sheridan.

Military Forts

Source: Historical Register and Dictionary of the United States Army, Volume 2, by Francis B. Heitman, Government Printing Office, 1903.

 
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