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Fort Abercrombie, N.D.
Fort Abercrombie, N.D.
TitleFort Abercrombie, N.D.
Date of Original1962-09-23
CreatorBogenrief, Henry, 1903-1997
Creator RolePhotographer
DescriptionA log building on the grounds of Fort Abercrombie is visible through the spokes of a wagon wheel in the foreground.
Ordering Information
General SubjectMilitary
Historic sites
Subject (LCTGM)Forts & fortifications
Military facilities
Carts & wagons
LocationFort Abercrombie (Abercrombie, N.D.)
Item NumberD0666
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
NotesTitle created by staff.
Biography/HistoryKnown historically as "the Gateway to the Dakotas" Fort Abercrombie was the first permanent United States military fort established in what was to become North Dakota. It was also the only post in the area to be besieged by Dakota (Sioux) warriors for more than six weeks during the Dakota conflict of 1862. During the Dakota Conflict, Minnesota Volunteer soldiers manned the fort when area settlers sought shelter there. The "regular" U.S. Army soldiers had been withdrawn during the Civil War and had been replaced by the Minnesota Voluteer Infantry. The fort was not protected by blockhouses or a palisade during the siege, but these defensive structures were constructed soon afterward.
External Resource
Repository InstitutionState Historical Society of North Dakota
Repository CollectionState Historical Society of North Dakota Photograph Collection D
Credit LineState Historical Society of North Dakota (D0666)
Rights ManagementCopyright status unknown.
Digital IDshD0666
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