Camp Carlin (1867-1889) - First established in 1867 as Cheyenne Depot by Captain Elias B. Carling (Cullum 1834), (Bvt. Lieutenant Colonel; Colonel) to supply adjacent Fort D.A. Russell (2) and thirteen other western forts. Abandoned in 1889. Also known as Cheyenne Ordnance Depot and Camp at Cheyenne.
Camp Carlin History
Established as the second largest Depot of the time in the U.S., servicing U.S. Army posts in Wyoming, Nebraska, Utah, Idaho and Colorado. Included Camp Carlin as a cantonment for the depot also known as Camp at Cheyenne.
Abandoned in 1889 when the expansion of the railroads made Omaha a more economical supply point for the decreasing numbers of western forts.
Nothing remains except a small memorial plaza with a flagpole, DAR marker and interpretive signs.
Visited: 7 Jun 2010