Fort Cobb - Fort Cobb, Oklahoma
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member gparkes
N 35° 05.652 W 098° 26.156
14S E 551413 N 3883635
Quick Description: Two markers are located in Fort Cobb to celebrate the former garisons history. This one is located on the southern side in a turnout off Oklahoma State Highway 9
Location: Oklahoma, United States
Date Posted: 12/15/2009 10:22:27 PM
Waymark Code: WM7X26
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
Views: 27

Long Description:

Fort Cobb

Estabished Oct.1, 1859 by U.S. Troops under Major W.H. Emory as protection against raids of Plains Indians on Choctaws, Chickasaws, and on white emigrants moving west.

Evacuated May 5, 1861 by Union Troops and soon occupied by Confedrate forces under Colonel W.C. Young. Although sacked by hostile indians Oct. 23, 1862, held intermittently by Confederate commands until close of Civil War . Ruins rebuilt and regarrisoned by Federal units autumn 1868.

After Battle of Washita, Generals Philip Sheridan and George Custer moved command here Dec. 17, 1868. Chief Lone Wolf and Satanta held hostages until Kiowas submitted.

Mar. 12, 1869 Fort Cobb abandoned, troops moved to recently selected site which became Fort Sill.

Council between Five Nations and Plains Tribes here July 23, 1872

Oklahoma Historical Society 1960

County: Caddo County

Record Address::
Highway 9
Fort Cobb, OK USA
73038


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Date Erected: 1960

Sponsor (Who put it there): Oklahoma Historical Society

Web site if available: Not listed

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