Fort Custer

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Other Names:  Big Horn Post, Big Horn Barracks

Dates used: 1877 - 1898

Location of Fort: Hardin, MT

Use: Military

GPS  N: 45-43.895

         W: 107-34.688

Established July 4, 1877 on a bluff overlooking the confluence of the Big Horn and Little Big Horn rivers.  Originally intended to control the Sioux and Cheyenne Indians, the fort was abandoned on April 17, 1898 when elements of the 10th Cavalry and 24th Infantry were withdrawn.

For more information see:

American Forts Network (internet)

Forts of the West

Encyclopedia of Historic Forts

Traveler's Guide to the Great Sioux War

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