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m's Fork, at a camp some thirty miles from Fort Bridger and 130 miles from South Pass. Next day Coat Bear River Valley was impracticable, and Fort Bridger the only point of concentration where the agrass, and shelter, which we knew were near Fort Bridger. The army under my command took the last phree to five miles a day, till they reached Fort Bridger, near which camp was pitched for the winterefore retiring, had burned the buildings at Fort Bridger and Fort Supply, twelve miles distant, and destroyed the grain and crops round about. Fort Bridger was situated on Black's Fork of Green River the surrounding region that such a nook as Fort Bridger could be considered a favored spot. In thea city of refuge in a solitude of snow. Fort Bridger itself was only the ruins of a trading-postith Magraw's wagon-train, but did not reach Fort Bridger before March, was enabled, through the assihoroughly disciplined during the winter, at Fort Bridger, and was prepared in every respect to carry[10 more...]
by General Johnston with the Indians, General Porter makes these remarks: While journeying to Utah, and while at Fort Bridger, Colonel Johnston took every occasion to bring the Indians within knowledge and influence of the army, and induced numormons, and continued observation of their system, gave General Johnston no better opinion of them than he had held at Fort Bridger. In commenting upon his own official reports, he wrote to General Scott, March 31, 1859: I have refrained from il route and emigrant trail to California, 800 miles shorter than the old road. He opened the route up Provo River to Fort Bridger, which, with the route through Bridger's Pass to the east, and to California west, established the easiest, best, and he location of a railroad route to the Pacific. The Union Pacific Railroad now runs some distance east and west of Fort Bridger over the route laid down, and much of it opened, by Colonel Johnston; and, had not the local interests of Brigham Youn