Wyoming Military Forts
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.
Wyoming, on Little Wind River; name changed to Fort Washakie.
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.
Wyoming at Platte Bridge.
Cheyenne Depot, Wyoming on Fort D. A. Russell Reservation.
Connor, Fort, Wyoming Name changed to Fort Reno.
Russell, Fort, Wyoming near Cheyenne.
Devin, Camp, Wyoming on Little Missouri River.
Dickinson, Fort, at Wyoming.
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.
Fort, Wyoming at the foot of Medicine Bow Mountain.
Howard, O. O., Camp, Wyoming at Pinebluffs.
Fort, Wyoming Big Horn Mountains, between the Big and Little
Piney forks of Powder River.
Kinney, Fort, Wyoming Same as Fort McKinney.
Fort, Wyoming near mouth of Laramie River, Laramie County; now
town of that name.
Mackenzie, Fort, Wyoming near Sheridan.
McKinney, Fort, Wyoming on Powder River; established as
Marshall, Camp, Wyoming North Fork of the Platte River.
Medicine Butte, Camp, Wyoming near Evanston.
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.
Wyoming on Powder River; first called Fort Connor.
Reno, Fort, Wyoming on Powder River, 3 miles north of old Fort
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.
Fort, Wyoming 3 miles from Laramie City; first called Fort John
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 .
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.
Fort, Wyoming in Yellowstone National Park; first named Camp
Source: Historical Register and
Dictionary of the United States Army, Volume 2, by Francis B.
Heitman, Government Printing Office, 1903.