Banner in Sheridan County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
Because of a healthy climate plus a short existence, Phil Kearny’s cemetery might have remained an almost vacant place. But warfare prevented that idea. Here rested eighty-one victims of Fetterman’s impetuosity; three heros of the masterful Wagon Box defense; and a few casualties of less celebrated incidents. On June 24, 1896 all bodies not previously exhumed were removed for re-interment in Custer National Cemetery.
Location. 44° 31.97′ N, 106° 49.637′ W. Marker is in Banner, Wyoming, in Sheridan County. Marker is on Wagon Box Road, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is located at Fort Phil Kearny. Marker is in this post office area: Banner WY 82832, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Bozeman Trail (here, next to this marker); Pilot Hill (here, next to this marker); The Fort Kearny Sawmills (a few steps from this marker); A monument Honoring John “Portugee” Phillips (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of a Sawmill (within shouting distance of this marker); Touring the Fort (within shouting distance Protecting the Travelers or the Garrison? (within shouting distance of this marker); Lodge Trail Ridge (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Banner.
More about this marker. The upper left of the marker contains a picture of soldiers on horseback near Fort Phil Kearny. Below this is a map showing the locations of the cemetery site, Pilot Hill and the Fort.
Also see . . . Fort Phil Kearny State Historic Site. (Submitted on August 25, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
Categories. • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Forts, Castles • Wars, US Indian •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 183 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.