Fort Kearny

Fort Kearny was a historic outpost of the United States Army founded in 1848 in the western U.S. during the middle and late 19th century. The outpost was located along the Oregon Trail near present-day Kearney, Nebraska, which took its name from the fort (with a modification of spelling).

Read more about Fort Kearny:  Origins and Various Missions of The Fort, Description, Role in The Indian Wars, Later Years and Abandonment, Fort Kearny State Historical Park, Depiction in Fiction

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Fort Kearny (Washington D.C.) - Battle of Fort Stevens
... Early mounted a diversionary attack on the ring of forts defending Washington, D.C ... Though Fort Kearny itself did not come under direct fire from Confederate forces, at the time it was not certain that the Southern soldiers would not ... in the rifle pits and trenches in front of the fort ...
Red Cloud's War - War
... Carrington and his caravan reached Fort Reno on June 28, and left two companies (about 100 men) there to relieve the two companies of the 5th U.S ... Volunteers (nicknamed the "Galvanized Yankees") who had garrisoned the fort over the winter ... Proceeding north, on July 14, Carrington founded Fort Phil Kearny on Piney Creek, near present-day Buffalo, Wyoming ...
Thomas Moonlight - Life in The United States - Indian Wars
... of the Great Plains headquartered at Fort Laramie, Wyoming ... and although warned by civilians at the fort of repercussions ... from the Cheyenne and brought her into the fort as a peace gesture ...
Fort Kearny - Depiction in Fiction
... in the process of being hijacked by Sioux stops at Fort Kearny to request aid from the troops there ... Fort Kearny also appears in the short-lived television western drama series "The Loner" (1965) starring actor Lloyd Bridges ... by Rod Serling of "The Twilight Zone" fame, takes place in the late 1860s and features the fort in an episode titled "Westward the Shoemaker" ...
Galvanized Yankees - Federal Regiments Composed of "galvanized Yankees" - United States Volunteers
... Effie Deans and by forced march to Fort Rice, Dakota Territory, arriving there October 17 for garrison duty ... May 10 and August 31, 1865, Company K garrisoned Fort Berthold and Company B the trading post known as Fort Union at the mouth of the Yellowstone, obliged to travel by ... Four companies were present at Fort Rice, along with two companies of the 4th U.S.V.I ...

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    There was a deserted log camp here, apparently used the previous winter, with its “hovel” or barn for cattle.... It was a simple and strong fort erected against the cold, and suggested what valiant trencher work had been done there.
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