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Casper in Natrona County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
 

Old Pioneer Military Cemetery

 
 
Old Pioneer Military Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 17, 2015
1. Old Pioneer Military Cemetery Marker
Inscription.
Lt. Caspar Collins was killed July 26, 1865 about three miles from this spot. His body was removed by relatives to his old home in Hillsboro, Ohio. Bodies of soldiers killed from 1858 to 1867 were reburied at Fort D. A. Russell in 1899. Some still interred here are unknown. The roster shows of 103 men. 92 were under 23 years of age. Lt. Collins was not yet 21. Casper was named after Caspar Collins.

 
Erected 1957 by Historical Landmark Commission of Wyoming.
 
Location. 42° 50.184′ N, 106° 22.19′ W. Marker is in Casper, Wyoming, in Natrona County. Marker is on Fort Caspar Road near South West Wyoming Boulevard (Wyoming Highway 258), on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4001 Fort Caspar Road, Casper WY 82604, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Platte Bridge Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Fort Casper (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Fort Caspar (within shouting distance of this marker but has been reported missing); The Battle of Red Buttes (about 300 feet away, measured
Old Pioneer Military Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 17, 2015
2. Old Pioneer Military Cemetery Marker
in a direct line); The Battle at Platte Bridge (about 400 feet away); Mormon Pioneer Trail (about 400 feet away); Oregon Trail (about 400 feet away); The Pony Express (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Casper.
 
More about this marker. This marker is located near the Fort Caspar Museum and Visitors Center.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 18, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 131 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 18, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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