Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park

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Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park


Location:7 miles south of Mandan on Highway 1806.
Facilities:95 modern campsites with electrical hookups, showers, sleeping cabins, picnic shelters, playground, hiking trails, historic buildings, visitor center.
Activities:Camping, hiking, interpretive tours.
Special Features:Rich in military and Indian history, Fort Abraham Lincoln was once an important infantry and cavalry post. It was from here that Lieutenant Colonel George Custer and the Seventh Cavalry rode out on their ill-fated expedition against the Sioux at the Little Big Horn. Portions of the military post, including the Custer House, have been reconstructed. Reconstructed earthlodges at the park's On-A-Slant Indian Village depict the lifestyle of the Mandan Indians, who occupied this site from about 1575-1781.
Address:4480 Fort Lincoln Rd
Mandan, ND 58554

Phone:701-667-6340
Fax:701-667-6349
Web: www.ndparks.com/Parks/FLSP.htm
Size: 1,006 acres.

See other parks in North Dakota.
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When Bismarck was still known as Edwinton (the name was later changed by the Northern Pacific Railroad to attract German investors), base ball was played in the city and at the nearby military posts, Fort Rice and Fort Abraham Lincoln. The playing wasn't of particularly high quality, but there was a great deal of enthusiasm and excitement among players and fans.
Captain Fredrick Benteen was assigned to the newly-formed Seventh Calvary, under the command of Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer at Fort Rice, thirty miles down river from Fort Abraham Lincoln (near present day Bismarck, North Dakota) in the Dakota Territory.
The "Bismarck and Camp Hancock Base Ball Club" defeated the "D Company, 20th Infantry, Base Ball Club" of nearby Fort Abraham Lincoln. Camp Hancock, another of the military forts established to protect Northern Pacific Railroad workers, was located within the city of Bismarck.
As you probably know already, Fort Abraham Lincoln, the 7th Cavalry's HQ in 1876, was formerly named Fort McKeen, a tenuous link indeed but an interesting one for all that."
A replica of that policy is now on display at the Custer House in the Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park in Mandan, N.D., thanks to New York Life.
New York Life also made a donation of $5,000 to the Fort Abraham Lincoln Foundation.
By 1875, Fort Abraham Lincoln would have been one of the largest and most important frontier forts on the Northern Plains.
"Outnumbered, outgunned, and out-maneuvered, 260 cavalry troopers would not return to Fort Abraham Lincoln in a battle that would become known as 'Custer's Last Stand,'" according to the Fort Abraham Lincoln Foundation.