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Near Kaycee in Johnson County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
 

Cantonment Reno Supplied the 1876 Indian Campaign.

 
 
Cantonment Reno Supplied the 1876 Indian Campaign. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 5, 2016
1. Cantonment Reno Supplied the 1876 Indian Campaign. Marker
Captions: (upper right) General George Cook (sic); (lower right) Cantonment Reno from Powder River Breaks.
Inscription. The year was 1876. Armies marched from every direction of the compass to confront Native Americans in the Powder River Country. One command under General George Crook marched three times that year from Fort Fetterman to the Powder River and points north. Cantonment Reno was established in September 1876 at the Bozeman Trail crossing of Powder River to guard a temporary supply depot. The post garrison consisted of detachments of the 4th, 9th, and 23rd Infantry, commanded by Captain Edwin Polluck. After construction of the post, soldiers’ duties included escorting supply trains and patrolling for marauding Indians. By 1878, most Native Americans had been relocated on reservations, and the region was being settled along the better water sources by farmers and ranchers. The post was renamed Fort McKinney and relocated to the Clear Fork of the Powder River in May 1878.
 
Erected by Bureau of Land Management.
 
Location. 43° 46.932′ N, 106° 16.086′ W. Marker is near Kaycee, Wyoming, in Johnson County. Marker is on Lower Sussex Road near Sussex Road (County Route 192), on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Kaycee WY 82639, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least
Cantonment Reno Supplied the 1876 Indian Campaign. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 5, 2016
2. Cantonment Reno Supplied the 1876 Indian Campaign. Marker
This marker is foremost.
2 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Taming the Powder River: The First Bridge (a few steps from this marker); “We live like the prairie dogs that surround us…” (within shouting distance of this marker).
 
More about this marker. This marker is about 6 miles north of the Sussex Road (County Road 192) intersection, on Lower Sussex Road.
 
Also see . . .  Fort Reno (Wyoming) - Wikiwand. On August 15, 1865, Colonel Kidd's column selected the site of the fort on a bluff above the Powder River near the crossing of the Bozeman Trail. Construction began the same day by the four companies of the 6th Michigan Cavalry that had recently been transferred from the Army of the Potomac in Virginia. (Submitted on September 19, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesWars, US Indian
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 73 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page was last revised on September 19, 2016.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Cantonment (Fort) Reno makers located about 3 to 6 miles north of this one. • Can you help?
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