Failing as farm hands following the war, Irish immigrant brothers Michael and Thomas O'Driscoll enlist in the Union Army and are sent to help build the new Fort Phil Kearny
. Lieutenant Molloy and his right-hand man, Corporal Kohn, are also sent to the fort to investigate a triple murder of the secretary of war's sister, her husband and his assistant.
Frontier Forts Under Fire: The Attacks on Fort William Henry (1757) and Fort Phil Kearny (1866)
Williams, a writer, producer, and director in film and television, analyzes the attacks at the military outposts Fort William Henry and Fort Phil Kearny in the North American frontier in 1757 and 1866.
The remaining 50-plus Soldiers and civilians from the wood train, mule herd, and pinery reached the covering cannons and guns of Fort Phil Kearny after a five-mile running fight.
From Fort Phil Kearny, the gates then opened and a compact formation moved out.
Googling a runner Chief Red Cloud 8.00 Haydock A Sioux leader who scored a famous success over the US Army in 1866 when his warriors slaughtered a detachment of 81 troops - the Fetterman massacre - from Fort Phil Kearny
The construction of Fort Phil Kearny was intended to make a statement of strength; it was supposed to give the Sioux and the Cheyenne the clear message that the army would not permit them to shut down this road.
Once constructed, Fort Phil Kearny proved to be something other than a concentrated declaration of American power.
Fort Phil Kearny
State Historic Site, Story, (307) 684-7629.
Fort Phil Kearny
was the centre of many battles between Sioux, Arapahoe and Cheyenne warriors and US Cavalry troopers guarding the eBloody Bozeman Trail in the 1860s.
Born at or near Fort Trumbull (near New London), Connecticut, where his father was stationed, about 1833; joined the Union army (1861); saw extensive action, including Stones River (December 31, 1862-January 3, 1863), and Jonesboro (August 31, 1864); was promoted to brevet lieutenant colonel for gallantry; remained in the army at the war's end, and was assigned to the 27th Infantry as a captain; volunteered to lead the rescue of a wood-cutting train that had been ambushed by Indians outside Fort Phil Kearny
(near Banner, Wyoming) (December 21, 1866); impetuously pursued the Indians, was ambushed and killed along with his eighty-two men in the Fetterman Fight.
Smith (near Yellowtail Dam, Montana), and kept up relentless harassment attacks; of these, the most famous were the Fetterman Massacre (or Fight), a battle near Fort Phil Kearny
, where most of Capt.