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Fort Shaw (1867-1891) - Established in 1867 as Camp Reynolds by Major William Clinton and four companies of the 13th U.S. Infantry. Renamed Fort Shaw 1 Aug 1867 after Colonel Robert G. Shaw, 54th Massachusetts Infantry, who was killed before Fort Wagner in 1863 during the U.S. Civil War. Abandoned in 1891.
Fort Shaw History
Established 30 Jun 1867 by Major William Clinton and four companies of the 13th U.S. Infantry to prevent the movement of hostile Indians into settled areas and to protect the Fort Benton-Helena stage route.
Abandoned 21 Jul 1891 and transfered to the Interior Department 30 Apr 1892 and served as an Indian school until 1910.
Some buildings continue to be used by the county school system.
Location: Just northwest of the town of Fort Shaw, Cascade County, Montana, on Old Fort Shaw Road.
Maps & Images Lat: 47.50889 Long: -111.82
- Hart, Herbert M., Tour Guide to Old Western Forts, Pruett Publishing Co., Boulder CO, 1980, ISBN 0-87108-568-2, page 74
- Frazer, Robert W., Forts of the West, University of Oklahoma Press, Norman OK, 1965, ISBN 0-8061-1250-6, page 83-84
- Roberts, Robert B., Encyclopedia of Historic Forts: The Military, Pioneer, and Trading Posts of the United States, Macmillan, New York, 1988, 10th printing, ISBN 0-02-926880-X, page 477
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