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.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Forts and Castles • Wars, US Indian. A significant historical date for this entry is June 24, 1896.
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. Marker is located at Fort Phil Kearny. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Banner WY 82832, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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); Fort Phil Kearny (a few steps from 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 of this marker); Protecting the Travelers or the Garrison? (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map 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 Woodland Park, New Jersey.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 25, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 367 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on August 25, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.