FORT PHIL KEARNY

WYOMING STATE HISTORIC SITE, NATIONAL LANDMARK and INTERPRETIVE CENTER

528 Wagon Box Road

Banner, WY  82832  -   307-684-7629

FORT PHIL KEARNY HISTORY

The largest of the three forts built along the Bozeman Trail leading to the gold fields in Montana, Fort Phil Kearny was established by the U.S. Army on July 15, 1866 near present-day Story, Wyo.  READ MORE...

FETTERMAN BATTLE HISTORY

Fetterman Battlefield is the site of the U.S. Army’s worst defeat by Plains Indian groups with the exception of the Battle of Little Big Horn. On Dec. 21, 1866, Capt. William J. Fetterman READ MORE...

BOZEMAN TRAIL

The trail was founded upon old game and travel trails by entrepreneurs partners John Bozeman and John Jacobs to provide a shorter route for prospectors to Montana’s gold fields, primarily at Alder Gulch and Virginia City.  To protect travelers......READ MORE

TRAIL OF BLOOD

Series by Don Fisk

PART I

PART II

PART III

PART IV

WAGON BOX BATTLE HISTORY

Sioux and Cheyenne warriors who gathered west of Fort Phil Kearny on the morning of Aug. 2, 1867, had several reasons to feel confident as they prepared to attack civilian woodcutters and the U.S. Army troops assigned to protect them.  READ MORE...