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Wyoming Frontier Forts Prior to 1902

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

Bridger Fort, Wyoming – Near Carters 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.

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 month of Laramie River, Laramie County; now town of that name.

Mackenzie Fort, Wyoming – Near Sheridan.
Marshall Camp, Wyoming – North fork of the Platte River.
Medicine Butte Camp, Wyoming – Near Evanston.

McHenry Fort, Wyoming.
McKinney, Fort, Wyoming – On Powder River; established as Cantonment Reno.

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 – Three miles from Cheyenne.

Sanders Fort, Wyoming – Three 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.
Sulpher Creek Coal Reservation, Wyoming

Thompson Fort, Wyoming – On the Pope Agie River, in Sweetwater County.

MLA Source Citation:

War Department, Adjutant General's Office, Returns Division. List of Military Posts Etc. Established in the United States from its Earliest Settlement to the Present Time. Washington: Government Printing Office. 1902. Web. 24 August 2016.
- Last updated on Nov 6th, 2013

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