fort  C F Smith

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Other Names:  Fort Ransom

Dates used: 1866 - 1868

Location of Fort: Fort Smith, MT

Use: Military

GPS  N: 44-18.870

         W: 105-54.520.

Established on August 12, 1866 on a bluff on the south side of the Big Horn River.  This 300 square foot fort along with Fort Reno and Fort Phil Kearny was intended to safeguard the Bozeman Trail from Cheyenne and Sioux Indians.  In recognition of the Fort Laramie Treaty of 1868 the fort was abandoned. 

For more information see:

American Forts Network (internet)

Encyclopedia of Historic Forts

Forts of the West

Custer's Luck

The Fighting Cheyennes

Indian Wars of the West

March of the Montana Column

The Sioux Indian Wars

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