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    Imperial Size Photograph of Officers at Fort Sidney, Nebraska, ca. 1880s. Sidney Barracks was established in 1867 with the primary function of protecting the Union Pacific Railroad track layers against the threat of hostile Indians. In 1869, the post was relocated to the present site at Sidney, Nebraska, and the following year it was renamed Fort Sidney. In the mid 1870s the post became a major strategic point as the initial supply depot on the Sidney-Blackhills trail. Fort was closed and all buildings sold in 1899.

    Photograph depicts all officers identified with numbers at top and bottom in period ink at Fort Sidney, Nebraska. On verso in period ink: "21st U. S. Infantry at Sidney". Also in period ink is all 16 officers' names and ranks. Measures approximately 8" x 5".

    Fine-very fine, nice contrast, numbers written on mount.

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