Fort Davis (3)

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Fort Davis (3) (1900-1919) - A U.S. Army Fort established in 1900 during the Alaska Gold Rush by Major John T. Van Orsdale (Cullum 2425), 7th U.S. Infantry, in present day Nome, Nome Census Area, Alaska. Named for Colonel (Bvt Major General) Jefferson Columbus Davis, 23rd U.S. Infantry, Department Commander in 1867 when Alaska was purchased. Abandoned in 1919.


Established by Major John T. Van Orsdale, and two companies (A & K) of 7th U.S. Infantry on 28 Jun 1900. The post was established during the Alaska Gold Rush to maintain law and order in nearby Nome, Alaska.

The post was abandoned in 1919.

Fort Davis (3) Partial Commanders List (edit list)
Assumed Relieved Rank Name Cullum Notes
1900-06-28 1901-09 ” Maj. Van Orsdale, John Timothy 2425
1907-07-13 1910-07-17 ” Maj. Kreps, Jacob Fordney 3011
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The Cullum Number is the graduation order from the United States Military Academy by year and class rank and links to a page for the officer on the website version of the Cullum Register. Listings without a Cullum Number indicate that the person was not a graduate of the United States Military Academy.

Current Status

Nome, Nome Census Area, Alaska.

Location: Nome, Nome Census Area, Alaska.

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Lat: 64.4871413 Long: -165.3100777

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