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Fort Phil Kearny and Associated Sites

Story, Wyoming
County of Johnson.
National Register Number: 66000756
Resource type: Site.
Property type: Defense - fortification. The threat level was Satisfactory in
Congressional District: WY- at-Large Certified Local Government: NO
This NHL offers public access.
Please contact the NHL directly for visitor information.
Current use/information: State Historic Site: 307-684-7629.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - December 19, 1960):
Established in 1866 to protect travelers along the Bozeman Trail, the fort was under virtual siege (1866-68) in the "Red Cloud War" as Sioux groups fought successfully to prevent White invasion of their hunting grounds. This was one of the few times when the Army was forced to abandon a region it had occupied.

The NHL consists of three separate sites: Fort Phil Kearny, Fetterman Battlefield, and the Wagon Box Fight Site. These sites are in good condition.

Currently, there are no changes to the landmark.

Recommendation/Change since last report:
The site needs to be monitored for visual impacts.

Comments and questions about the database may be directed to NHL_info@nps.gov