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Fort Gibson


Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1824/04/00 Matthew Arbuckle Architect Col Matthew Arbuckle begin building a new fort on the Neosho, three miles above its confluence with the Arkansas.
1832/00/00 Henry Leavitt Ellsworth Military A member of a commission to oversee relocation of Indians, Henry L Ellsworth arrives at Fort Gibson. "numerous little log buildings .... The sides of the buildings are hewed logs, plasterd with mud in the interstices."
1834/12/16 Jefferson Davis Life Stationed at Fort Gibson, Jefferson Davis writes to his betrothed. Marriage of Sarah Knox Taylor and Jefferson Davis
1835/04/20 Jefferson Davis Military After a court-martial, Dragoon lieutenant Jefferson Davis resigns his commission via a letter to the War Department.
1835/06/30 Jefferson Davis Military Lieutenant Jefferson Davis resignation became effective June 30, 1835.

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Particulars for Fort Gibson:
Structure Type Fortification
Sight Category Historic District
Criteria Historic Event
Area of Significance Military
Level of Significance National
Owner State

US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration: 15th October 1966

Registry Name: Fort Gibson
Registry Address: Lee and Ash Sts.
Registry Number: 66000631
Resource Type: District
Owner: State
Architect: Arbuckle,Matthew
Architectural Style: No style listed
Area in Acres: 42
Contributing Buildings: 5
Contributing Structures: 2
Other Certification: Designated National Landmark, National Landmark boundary approved
Certification: Listed in the National Register
Nominator Name: National Historic Landmark
Level of Significance: National
Area of Significance: Military
Applicable Criteria: Event
Period of Significance: 1800-1824, 1825-1849
Significant Year: 1824
Historic Function: Defense
Historic Sub-Function: Fortification
Current Function: Recreation and Culture, Landscape
Current Sub-Function: Museum Park

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