Fort Abraham Lincoln - symbol of Civil War memory on the North Dakota prairie




Zander, Cecily Nelson

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Emerging Civil War


When Emerging Civil War asked us all to think about whether we might write something on this month’s theme of “Forts” my instinct was to write about Fort Union, New Mexico. In fact, I told our editorial maestro Sarah Kay Bierle that I was going to do just that. With my apologies to Sarah for fibbing, when I sat down and thought about which fort has meant the most to my life – and made the greatest impact on my work – I could not escape the pull to share a few words about a place I would wager even the most intrepid ECW explorers and readers have yet to visit: Fort Abraham Lincoln.


Article originally published by Emerging Civil War. English. Published February 2022. Permission to deposit this file has been obtained directly from the publisher. Please read the faculty member's entry in the Project INDEX Master Sheet for more information about the publisher communications.


Abraham Lincoln, Civil War forts, Elizabeth Custer, George Custer


This is the published version of an article that is available at Recommended citation: Zander, C. N. (2022, February 22). Fort Abraham Lincoln - symbol of Civil War memory on the North Dakota Prairie. Emerging Civil War. This item has been deposited in accordance with publisher copyright and licensing terms and with the author’s permission.