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Walla Walla in Walla Walla County, Washington — The American West (Northwest)
 

Fort Walla Walla

1859 - 1910

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, August 15, 2020
1. Fort Walla Walla Marker
Inscription.  During the period of its existence Fort Walla Walla protected a vast area of the Northwest. Indian Wars which were fought by troops from this fort are Steptoe Expedition, Wright Expedition, Modoc War and Bannock War.

Regiments stationed here were:
9th United States Infantry • 21st Infantry • 1st Cavalry • 2nd Cavalry • 9th Cavalry • 14th Cavalry • 1st Oregon Volunteer Cavalry • 30th Battery Field Art. • 4th Calvalry • 2nd Infantry • 146th Field Art. W.W.I.

Soldiers killed in the various Indian Campaigns are buried in the Old Military Cemetery here.
 
Erected by Daughters of American Colonists.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesWars, US Indian. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Colonists series list.
 
Location. 46° 2.763′ N, 118° 21.681′ W. Marker is in Walla Walla, Washington, in Walla Walla County. Marker is on Dalles Military Road near Northeast Myra Road. The marker is in Fort Walla
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By Barry Swackhamer, August 15, 2020
2. Fort Walla Walla Marker
Walla Park, near the disc-golf course. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1550 Dalles Military Road, Walla Walla WA 99362, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Christopher Columbus (approx. 1˝ miles away); Whitman Memorial Shaft (approx. 4.8 miles away); The Great Grave (approx. 4.9 miles away); Children of the Trail (approx. 4.9 miles away); Emigrant House (approx. 4.9 miles away); Oregon Trail Wagon (approx. 4.9 miles away); Grist Mill (approx. 4.9 miles away); Blacksmiths Shop (approx. 5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Walla Walla.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Many Fort Walla Wallas -- National Parks Service. Today the area occupied by the Hudson’s Bay Company Fort Walla Walla lies under the waters of the Columbia River. A sign along Highway 12 notes the spot. A plaque in downtown Walla Walla commemorates the location of the 2nd US Army Fort Walla Walla. Original buildings from the third US Army Fort Walla can still be found on the grounds of the VA medical center. (Submitted on October 29, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.) 

2. Fort Walla Walla - Wikpedia. The third and permanent military Fort Walla Walla was built in 1858 and adjoined Steptoeville, now Walla Walla, Washington, a community that had grown up around the second fort.[4] An Executive Order
Fort Walla Walla barracks image. Click for full size.
By Unknown
3. Fort Walla Walla barracks
on May 7, 1859 declared the fort a military reservation containing 640 acres devoted to military purposes and a further 640 acres each of hay and timber reserves.
(Submitted on October 29, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 30, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 29, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 39 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 29, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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