Fort Morgan

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Other Names:  Post of Junction, Post of Junction City, Camp Taylor, Camp Wardwell

Dates used: 1865 - 1868

Location of Fort: Fort Morgan, CO

Use: Military




Established on July 1, 1865 one mile south of the South Platte River on the Overland Trail.  The completion of the Union Pacific Railroad decreased the need for the fort and it was abandoned on May 8, 1868.

For more information see:

American Forts Network (internet)

Encyclopedia of Historic Forts

Forts of the West

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