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Fort Fred Steele

Fort Fred Steele was established on June 20, 1868 to guard the men who were building the Union Pacific Railroad across southern Wyoming against Indian attacks. Located on the west bank of the North Platte River, the site was selected by Colonel Richard Dodge, and named for Major General Frederick Steele, a Civil War hero.

Fort Fred Steele, WY - After 1886

Fort Fred Steele, WY - After 1886

Fort Fred Steele, WY - Bridge Tenders House

Fort Fred Steele, WY - Bridge Tenders House

Fort Fred Steele, WY - Buildings

Fort Fred Steele, WY - Buildings

Fort Fred Steele, WY - Cemetery

Fort Fred Steele, WY - Cemetery

Fort Fred Steele, WY - Church

Fort Fred Steele, WY - Church

Fort Fred Steele, WY - Officer's Quarters

Fort Fred Steele, WY - Officer's Quarters

Fort Fred Steele, WY - Powder Magazine

Fort Fred Steele, WY - Powder Magazine

Fort Fred Steele, WY - Ruins

Fort Fred Steele, WY - Ruins

Fort Fred Steele, WY - Sawmill Remains

Fort Fred Steele, WY - Sawmill Remains

Fort Fred Steele, WY - School

Fort Fred Steele, WY - School

Fort Fred Steele, WY - Sign

Fort Fred Steele, WY - Sign

Fort Fred Steele, WY - Stove

Fort Fred Steele, WY - Stove

Fort Fred Steele, WY - Union Pacific Train

Fort Fred Steele, WY - Union Pacific Train

Fort Fred Steele, WY - Vintage

Fort Fred Steele, WY - Vintage

Guestbook for Fort Fred Steele
1.Charles A Young(non-registered)
my GG Grandfather was a first Sergeant at Fort Steele until he retired in early 1881. He served in the Irish Brigade in the 164th NY Infantry until wounded at Petersburg, Virginia in June of 1864. He then reenlisted in the Invalid Corps and was stationed in Wyoming. My GG Grandmother, Ellen O'Connor Dugan passed away in 1885. She was suppose to have been buried in Rawlins, Wyoming. I have never been able to locate her gravesite.