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Fort Laramie in Goshen County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
 

John (Portugee) Phillips

 
 
John (Portugee) Phillips Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 22, 2014
1. John (Portugee) Phillips Marker
Inscription.
Here on December 25, 1866
John (Portugee) Phillips
finished his 236 mile ride to obtain troops for the relief of Fort Phil Kearny after the Fetterman Massacre.

 
Erected 1940 by Historical Landmarks Commission of Wyoming.
 
Location. 42° 12.162′ N, 104° 33.501′ W. Marker is in Fort Laramie, Wyoming, in Goshen County. Marker can be reached from Gray Rocks Road near Wyoming Highway 160. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 965 Gray Rocks Road, Fort Laramie WY 82212, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. C.O.ís Chicken Coop (within shouting distance of this marker); Infantry Barracks (within shouting distance of this marker); “Officers Row” (within shouting distance of this marker); Magazine (within shouting distance of this marker); Officers Quarters (within shouting distance of this marker); Parade Ground (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Refinement at Fort Laramie (about 300 feet away); The “New” Guardhouse and Adjacent Barracks (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Laramie.
 
More about this marker. This marker
John (Portugee) Phillips Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 22, 2014
2. John (Portugee) Phillips Marker
is locate at Fort Laramie National Historic Site across from the "Old Bedlam" barracks.
 
Also see . . .  "Ride for Help" - The Long Riders Guild Academic Foundation. John "Portugee" Phillips was a combination scout, trapper, Indian fighter and all-round plainsman. A man of medium height with dark semi-wavy hair, dark but not deep eyes, and a bearded strong face, his country was that of the Northern plains, the Wyoming-Dakota-Montana territory. He received his moniker because he was Portuguese: born Manual Felipe Cardoso on April 8, 1832, the fourth of nine children of Felipe and Maria Cardoso. Born near the town of Terra, on the island of Pico, in the Azores, he entered life as a citizen of Portugal. At the age of 18, he left the Azores aboard a whaling vessel bound for California, where the youth intended to pan for gold. (Submitted on December 20, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
Categories. Wars, US Indian
 
John (Portugee) Phillips Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 22, 2014
3. John (Portugee) Phillips Marker
"Old Bedlam" barracks in the background.
Marker Seen from Old Bedlam image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 2, 2015
4. Marker Seen from Old Bedlam
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 20, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 400 times since then and 66 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 20, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.   4. submitted on August 11, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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