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Fort Barrett, AZ

Fort Barrett

Maricopa Co.

Small fortification at White's Mill, Pima Village, on Gila river.  Erected by California troops in April, 1862.  named by Gen. Carlton for Lieut. James Barrett, Co. A, California Volunteers , killed in fight with Confederate  troops at Picacho.  q. v.

Heitman's List says:  "It was established May 31, 1832, and abandoned July 23, 1862."

"At the Pima villages was a small post named Fort Barrett, after the first Union officer killed in the Arizona campaign.  It was in reality only an earth work thrown around a trading post." McClintock.

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