Fort Howie (1867-1867) - A Montana Militia Fort established in 1867 near Martinsdale, Meagher County, Montana. Named Fort Howie after Colonel Neil Howie of the 1st Montana Volunteer Cavalry. Abandoned later in 1867.
In April 1867, John Bozeman was killed by Blackfoot Indians near Mission Creek. Bozeman's death caused the then territorial governor to organize and deploy a militia to punish the Indians and protect the settlers.
Fort Howie was established in the summer of 1867 near Martinsdale, Montana on the Musselshell River. The fort was built to protect the miners at Copperopolis and to guard the nearby freight trail. Disbanded later in 1867.