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Sinclair in Carbon County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
 

Major General Frederick Steele

1818 - 1868

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, September 9, 2015
1. Major General Frederick Steele Marker
Inscription. General Steele commanded a division of the Union Army at Vicksburg. Later he commanded all Union forces on the line of the Arkansas, exercising President Lincoln's policy of conciliation and reconstruction. At the end of the war he served in Texas, on the Mexican border. He then was sent to Oregon and Washington as commander of the Department of the Columbia.
Shortly following his death, Fort Fred Steele was named in his honor.
 
Erected by Wyoming Recreation Commission.
 
Location. 41° 46.671′ N, 106° 56.764′ W. Marker is in Sinclair, Wyoming, in Carbon County. Marker is on County Route 347 near Interstate 80, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sinclair WY 82334, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Major General Philippe Regis de Trobriand (here, next to this marker); Image of Fort Fred Steele (here, next to this marker); Rock Springs Massacre (here, next to this marker); Major Thomas Tipton Thornburgh (here, next to this marker); Thornburgh's Command (here, next to this marker); Viewing the Fort Grounds
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By Barry Swackhamer, September 9, 2015
2. Major General Frederick Steele Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Fred Steele after 1886 (within shouting distance of this marker); Enlisted Men's Barracks (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sinclair.
 
More about this marker. This marker, among a grouping of a half-dozen other markers, is located at Fort Fred Steele State Park on County Road 347, north of the Interstate 80 Exit 228 and on the north side of the railroad tracks near where County Road 347 passes beneath the railroad bridge.
 
Also see . . .  Frederick Steele (1819–1868) - Encyclopedia of Arkansas History and Culture. Frederick Steele was a United States Volunteers major general and the commander of the Department of Arkansas in the Civil War. Union forces under his command took military control of the northern half of the state in September 1863. Faced with immense military and political problems as a result of the continuing war, however, Steele failed in his larger mission of politically and militarily stabilizing the state. (Submitted on October 22, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
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3. Major General Frederick Steele Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 22, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 232 times since then and 54 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 22, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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