Camp Carlin

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Camp Carlin (1867-1889) - First established in 1867 as Cheyenne Depot by Captain Elias B. Carling (Cullum 1834), (Bvt. Lieutenant Colonel; Colonel) to supply adjacent Fort D.A. Russell (2) and thirteen other western forts. Abandoned in 1889. Also known as Cheyenne Ordnance Depot and Camp at Cheyenne.

Camp Carlin DAR Marker
Camp Carlin Plan
Camp Carlin Locale


Established as the second largest Depot of the time in the U.S., servicing U.S. Army posts in Wyoming, Nebraska, Utah, Idaho and Colorado. Included Camp Carlin as a cantonment for the depot also known as Camp at Cheyenne.

Cheyenne Depot Supported Posts

Abandoned in 1889 when the expansion of the railroads made Omaha a more economical supply point for the decreasing numbers of western forts.

Camp Carlin Partial Commanders List (edit list)
Assumed Relieved Rank Name Cullum Notes
1878-11-01 1879-10-20 ’1st Lt. Weir, William B. 2318
1886-09-15 1887-07-21  Capt. Starring, William S. 2087
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The Cullum Number is the graduation order from the United States Military Academy by year and class rank and links to a page for the officer on the website version of the Cullum Register. Listings without a Cullum Number indicate that the person was not a graduate of the United States Military Academy.

Current Status

Nothing remains except a small memorial plaza with a flagpole, DAR marker and interpretive signs.

Location: On Francis E. Warren AFB, Laramie County, Wyoming. Enclosed map area shows the approximate location of the camp.

Maps & Images

Lat: 41.14355 Long: -104.845083



Visited: 7 Jun 2010

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