This Day in History
Fort Suicide

On a day like today in 1866...

Fort Phil Kearny was one of the sturdiest of all the stockaded forts in the West - and it may have been the stockade that saved the lives of the surviving defenders after an Indian ambush annihilated Captain William J. Fetterman’s command.

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