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Fort Walla Walla, Washington Territory photograph, 1859
- Dent, Frederick T. (Frederick Tracy), 1820-1892
- Fort Walla Walla, Washington Territory photograph
- 0.1 cubic feet, (1 folder in shared box)
- Collection Number
- Org. Lot 1030
- Photograph of Fort Walla Walla, taken on May 1, 1859. The photograph was originally owned and may have been taken by Frederick Tracy Dent (1820-1892). Dent served as captain of the 9th United States Infantry at Fort Walla Walla. In 1859, Fort Walla Walla was a cavalry outpost for the United States military located in the Washington Territory, now Washington State.
Oregon Historical Society Research Library
1200 SW Park Avenue
- Access Restrictions
Collection is open for research.
Historical NoteReturn to Top
Fort Walla Walla was a cavalry outpost for the United States military located in the Washington Territory (now Washington State). The fort was established in 1856; its exact location changed several times.
Biographical NoteReturn to Top
Born in St. Louis, Missouri, Frederick Tracy Dent (1820-1892) served as a career military officer for the United States Army, and was captain of the 9th United States Infantry at Fort Walla Walla from approximately 1859 to 1860. Dent participated in the Spokane and Yakima expeditions, and engaged in the battles of Four Lakes and Spokane Plains during the Yakima War. Dent was brother-in-law to Ulysses S. Grant and served as a military secretary for President Grant from 1869 to 1873.
Content DescriptionReturn to Top
This collection consists of one photograph of Fort Walla Walla, taken May 1, 1859. The photograph was originally owned and may have been taken by Frederick Tracy Dent. This photograph depicts the fort's fourth location, which was constructed between 1857 and 1858, and shows many of the fort's buildings.
Use of the CollectionReturn to Top
Fort Walla Walla, Washington Territory photograph, Org. Lot 1030, Oregon Historical Society Research Library.
Photograph is in the public domain.
Administrative InformationReturn to Top
Names and SubjectsReturn to Top
- Military camps--Washington (State)--Photographs
- Fort Walla Walla (Wash.)--Photographs
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