In Nevada, following the Pyramid Lake War, regular troops start a permanent fort on the Carson River

The Carson Valley Expedition against the Paiute Indians came to a successful end when Captain Joseph Stewart led his regular army troops out of their temporary fortifications near Pyramid Lake to the Carson River.  There, the following week, they started to build a permanent federal installation, naming it Fort Churchill after the Inspector General of the Army, Sylvester Churchill.  The fort was completed in 1861 and abandoned in 1868.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation
Helen S. Carlson, Nevada Place Names: A Geographical Dictionary (Reno, NV: University of Nevada Press, 1974), 77. 
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Battles/Soldiers
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