• Fetterman Battle Massacre Hill

    Image ID
    FOT453158
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    RM Rights Managed
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    32.4 MB
    JPEG
    Image Dimensions
    10367 x 11334 px
    Image Print Size (at 300 ppi)
    878 x 960 mm
    34.6 x 37.8 in
    Visual Size @300ppi
    Keywords
    Fort Fetterman, located north of Douglas, Wyoming, is situated on a plateau above the valleys of LaPrele Creek and the North Platte River. The fort was established as a military post on July 19, 1867, because of conditions that existed on the Northern Plains at the close of the Civil War. Civilization was advancing across the frontier along the line of the Union Pacific Railroad and the fort was needed as a major supply point for the army operating against the Indians. On July 31, 1867, the post was named Fort Fetterman in honor of Captain William J. Fetterman who was killed in a fight with Indians near Fort Phil Kearny, December 21, 1866. Major William McEnery Dye, with Companies A, C, H, and I, 4th Infantry, was assigned to build the post. In a letter to the Adjutant General, Major Dye described the post and surrounding country as ...situated on a plateau...above the valley of the Platte, being neither so low as to be seriously affected by the rains or snow; nor so high and unprotected as to suffer from the winter winds." Located north of Douglas, Wyoming on Highway 93, take Exit 140 off Interstate 25. Today Fort Fetterman is administered by the Wyoming Division of State Parks and Historic Sites. It is preserved as a reminder of that colorful era known as the "winning of the west." A restored officer's quarters and an ordnance warehouse are original buildings. They stand among the many visible foundations of the Fort and Fetterman City. These two buildings house interpretive exhibits m
    Uploader
    Rob Weaver
    Contributor
    Rob Weaver
    Date Taken
    2008-08-01
    Uploaded on
    2008-08-01
    Collection
    A3 . American Gateway to West continued WYOMING COLORADO WEST HISTORY AND ROCKY MOUNTAINS AND PARKS C
    Category
    Heritage
    Sub Category
    History
    Setting
    Outdoor
    Dominant colour
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