Fort Elizabeth


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Other Names:  Fort Meagher

Dates used: 1867

Location of Fort: Bozeman

Use: Military

GPS  N: 45-38.4

         W: 110-54.6

Established by General Thomas Thoroughman and Colonel Walker De Lacy of the Montana Volunteer Militia on the mouth of Rock Creek in May 1867.  The fort was established in response to the settlers in the valley who were anticipating attacks by the Crow Indians following the murder of John Bozeman a month eariler.

For more information see:

American Forts Network (internet)

Encyclopedia of Historic Forts

Forts of the West

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