Fort Egbert

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Fort Egbert (1899-1911) - A U.S. Army post established in 1899 during the Alaska Gold Rush by Captain Charles S. Farnsworth (Cullum 3220) in present day Eagle, Southeast Fairbanks Census Area, Alaska. Named in G.O. 104, 7 Jun 1899, for Colonel (Brigadier General U.S. Volunteers) Harry C. Egbert, 22nd U.S. Infantry, who was killed in action at Malinta, Philippines, 26 Mar 1899. Abandoned in 1911. Also known as Camp Eagle City.

Fort Egbert Former NCO Quarters
Fort Egbert, Antique Pickup Trucks in the Waterwagon Shed
Fort Egbert Officers Row

Fort Egbert History

Established 19 Jun 1899 by Captain Charles S. Farnsworth and two companies of the 7th U.S. Infantry.

The garrison left the post 7 Aug 1911 leaving only a detachment to operate the telegraph which was later replaced by a wireless station. The wireless station burned down in 1925.

Fort Egbert, Reconstructed Granary, Waterwagon Shed and QM Warehouse


Current Status

Fort Egbert National Historic Landmark, five original buildings have been reconstructed in Eagle, Alaska. The site is operated by the Eagle Historical Society. The reconstructed buildings include a set of quarters, a mule barn, a Granary, a water wagon shed and a quartermaster storehouse.


USGS Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) Database Entry:

  • Name: Fort Egbert Type: Historical Class: Military ID: 2663146
  • Location: Southeast Fairbanks Census Area, Alaska, US, FIPS Code: 02240
  • Latitude: 64.7891667, Longitude: -141.2130556, Elevation: 919 Map: Eagle D-1
  • As Of: 17 Feb 2011
Source: U.S. Board on Geographic Names

Location: Fort Egbert National Historic Landmark, Eagle, Southeast Fairbanks Census Area, Alaska.

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Lat: 64.7891667 Long: -141.2130556

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