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Department of Dakota

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Active
  
1866–1911

Branch
  
United States Army

Country
  
United States

Headquarters
  
Fort Snelling, Saint Paul

Type
  
administrative district

Part of
  
Division of the Missouri

Notable commanders
  
Alfred Terry, Winfield Scott Hancock

Similar
  
United States Army, Department of the Platte, United States Volunteers

A subdivision of the Division of the Missouri, the Department of Dakota was established by the United States Army on August 11, 1866 to encompass all military activities and forts within Minnesota, Dakota Territory and Montana Territory. The Department of Dakota was initially headquartered at Fort Snelling, Minnesota, and then moved to St.Paul in March 1867. The department was discontinued in 1911.

Contents

Commanders

  • Brevet Major General Alfred H. Terry, (Sept. 18, 1866-May 17, 1869)
  • Major General Winfield S. Hancock, (May 17, 1869-Jan. 2, 1873)
  • Brigadier General Alfred H. Terry, (Jan. 2, 1873–1886)
  • Major General Thomas Howard Ruger (1886–1891)
  • Minnesota

  • Fort Ridgely (1853–67)
  • Fort Ripley (1849–77)
  • Fort Snelling (1819–1994)
  • Montana

  • Fort Assinniboine (1879–1911)
  • Fort Benton (1869–81)
  • Camp Cooke (1866–70)
  • Fort Custer (1877–98)
  • Fort Ellis (1867–86)
  • Fort Keogh (1876–1924)
  • Camp Lewis (1874)
  • Fort Logan (1869–80)
  • Fort Maginnis (1880–90)
  • Camp Merritt (1890)
  • Fort Missoula (1877–1918, 1921–1947)
  • Camp Poplar River (1880–93)
  • Camp Porter (1880–81)
  • Fort Shaw (1867–91)
  • North Dakota

  • Fort Abercrombie (1858–77)
  • Fort Abraham Lincoln (1872–91)
  • Cantonment Badlands (1879–83)
  • Fort Berthold (1864–67)
  • Fort Buford (1866–95)
  • Camp Hancock (1872–77)
  • Fort Pembina (1870–95)
  • Fort Ransom (1867–72)
  • Fort Rice (1864–78)
  • Fort Seward (1872–77)
  • Fort Stevenson (1867–83)
  • Fort Totten (1867–90)
  • Fort Yates (1874–1903)
  • South Dakota

  • Fort Bennett (1870–91)
  • Fort Dakota (1865–69)
  • Post at Grand River Agency (1870–75)
  • Fort Hale (1870–84)
  • Fort Meade (1878- )
  • Fort Randall (1856–1892)
  • Fort Sisseton (1876–89)
  • Fort Sully (1863–66)
  • Fort Thompson (1864–71)
  • Fort Wadsworth 1864-76
  • Post at Whetstone Agency 1870-72
  • Wyoming

    (Wyoming Territory became attached to the Department of the Platte on July 25, 1868)

  • Fort Bridger 1858-1878, 1880–1890
  • Fort Caspar 1855-1867
  • Fort Fetterman 1867-1882
  • Fort Halleck 1862-1866
  • Fort LaClede 1863-1869
  • Fort Laramie or Fort John 1849-1890
  • Fort McKinney 1876-1894
  • Fort Phil Kearny 1866-1868
  • Fort Rawlins 1868-?
  • Fort Reno 1865-1868
  • Fort Robinson 1874-1948
  • Fort David A. Russell 1867-1948
  • Fort Sanders 1866-1882
  • Fort Fred Steele 1868-1886
  • Fort Washakie 1878-1913
  • Fort Yellowstone 1886-1918
  • References

    Department of Dakota Wikipedia