Fort Bidwell (Military)
Sunday, December 2, 2012 at 11:30AM
Jo Giessner

1869 September 25, Lowell Daily Citizen and News (Lowell, MA) - The Indians in Northern California are becoming hostile. A party of savages have given the commander of Fort Bidwell ten days to release several Indians held as prisoners in the fort, or otherwise they will be taken by force. The settlers are anxious to exterminate the whole, but the military authorities refuse their permission to so summary a proceeding.~

1874 October 9, Weekly Journal Miner (Prescott, AZ) - Fort Bidwell, California, is to be a 4-company post.~

1874 October 17, Owyhee Avalanche (Silver City, Idaho) - Camp Warner, in South Eastern Oregon has been abandoned and the troops removed to Fort Bidwell, California.~

1883 November 3, Owyhee Avalanche (Silver City, Idaho) - Co. "E" from Fort Bidwell, California, under command of Colonel Bernard, pass through town on the 18th ult., en route for Walla Walla, Washington Territory. Col. Bernard is well known in this country as the best of Indian fighters. - Baker City Reveille The citizens of Idaho will be pleased to know that Col. Bernard has been stationed at a pleasant place so near Idaho. Colonel Bernard is a gentleman as well as a soldier, in whom the people have confidence, and for whom they entertain a high regard.~

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