Fort Wright (California)

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Fort Wright, was an Army post located in the Round Valley of Mendocino County, about 1.5 miles (2.4 km) s northwest of the present town of Covelo, California. The principal duty of the garrison was to protect the Round Valley Indian Reservation's Indians from the intrusions, thefts and attacks of white settlers. From 1858, Federal troops had garrisoned the Round Valley Reservation until they were sent east in late 1861.[1]

On October 28, 1862, Company F, 2nd California Volunteer Infantry Regiment, was ordered from Fort Gaston to Round Valley via Fort Humboldt and by ship to Fort Bragg. Delays resulted in troops arriving there on December 11, 1862.[2]

Commander[edit]

  • Captain Charles D. Douglas, Second California Infantry, December 11, 1862 - June 1865

Garrisons[edit]

Operations[edit]

  • April 7–11, 1863. Expedition from Fort Wright to Williams' Valley, California, with skirmish (Apr. 9th) in Williams' Valley.[3]
  • July 20–26, 1863. Operations in Round Valley, California [4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Historic California Posts: Fort Wright (Camp Wright, Fort Right)
  2. ^ Scott, Robert N., H. M. Lazelle, George B. Davis, Leslie J. Perry, Joseph W. Kirkley, The War of the Rebellion: a compilation of the official records of the Union and Confederate armies. Misc. doc. (United States. Congress. House); United States congressional serial set. Series I, Volume L. Part I, pp. 161-164, 168-170, 175-176, 184-185, 202-203, 205, 218-219, 221-222, 229-231, 237-238, 248, 250-251, 261-264, 282-283, 300-301, 304-305, 408, 473-474, 481-482, 562-563, 633-636, 661, 662, 717-718, 950-951, 963, 984-985, 1161]
  3. ^ Scott, Robert N., H. M. Lazelle, George B. Davis, Leslie J. Perry, Joseph W. Kirkley, The War of the Rebellion: a compilation of the official records of the Union and Confederate armies. Misc. doc. (United States. Congress. House); United States congressional serial set. Series I, Volume L. Part I, pp. 203-204
  4. ^ Scott, Robert N., H. M. Lazelle, George B. Davis, Leslie J. Perry, Joseph W. Kirkley, The War of the Rebellion: a compilation of the official records of the Union and Confederate armies. Misc. doc. (United States. Congress. House); United States congressional serial set. Series I, Volume L. Part I, pp. 230-231