Bio: Ogle, Jasmes
Transcribed by Lori Lauen
----Sources: Thorp Courier (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 16 Jun 1892)
Jas. Ogle joined the United States regulars a few weeks ago and is now located at Fort Keogh, Mont., and a member of Co. D., 22nd Inf.
***Note: Fort Keogh is former
Army post located on the western edge of today's Miles City, Montana. It is
situated on the south bank of the Yellowstone River at the mouth of the Tongue
In the wake of the Battle of the Little Bighorn, Col. Nelson A. Miles founded the post in August 1876 as a base for cavalry patrols, to prevent the Cheyenne and Sioux involved in the battle from escaping to Canada. It was originally called the Tongue River Cantonment for the first year or so. When relocated a mile away it was renamed Fort Keogh in honor of Captain Myles Keogh, who died at the Battle of the Little Bighorn. In 1877 the fort became the headquarters for the newly created military district, the District of the Yellowstone (a subunit of the Department of Dakota), commanded by Miles. He was promoted to brigadier general in September the same year.
Today the former military post is a United States Department of Agriculture livestock and range research station. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The development of Fort Keogh as a military installation soon stimulated traders to supply the liquor and other service businesses that were the beginning of Miles City. From Wikipedia
Canteen at Ft. Keogh, 1890-1894
Skating party, Ft. Keogh, Mont., about 1890
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