Dakota Datebook: Fort Abraham Lincoln


November 27, 2023

In June of 1872, the infantry post Fort McKeen was established on the west bank of the Missouri River for the purpose of protecting engineers and work parties of the Northern Pacific Railroad. Five months after the fort's establishment, on November 19, 1872, the infantry post was renamed Fort Abraham Lincoln.

More changes were in store for the newly re-named fort. In order to fulfill its missio...

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