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    Very Early Stereoview Camp Douglas, Utah ca 1868. Camp Douglas (Fort Douglas) was established on 26 October 1862, it was named after the late Senator Stephen A. Douglas of Illinois. Winter was approaching and dugouts were quickly built. The next summer log buildings were erected. The post was rebuilt of red sandstone in 1873-76 and the existing brick buildings were built in the early 1900's. The first major Indian engagement for the troops was the Battle of Bear River in Idaho on 28 January 1863. A band of Shoshoni Indians were almost annihilated, nearly three hundred Indians were killed, while twenty-three soldiers were killed or died later. The volunteers were discharged by 1866 and were replaced by regulars from the 18th Infantry.

    Great early Birdseye view of "Camp Douglas, over looking Salt Lake City" in period ink on front of card. Image taken by C. R. Savage, of Salt Lake City, Utah. Verso has orange back. Measures approximately 7" x 3.50".

    Condition: Fine-very fine overall age toning and soiling around edges


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    June, 2008
    13th Friday
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