Camp Floyd was a short-lived U. S. Army post near Fairfield, Utah, United States. Fairfield is a city located in Utah County, Utah, United States. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the The site is now a Utah state park.
Established in July of 1858 by a US Army detachment under the command of Brig. Gen. Albert Sydney Johnston, Camp Floyd was named for then Secretary of War John B. Floyd. John Buchanan Floyd ( June 1, 1806 August 26, 1863) was a Virginia politician (legislator and governor U The army consisted of more than 3,500 military and civilian employees, including cavalry, artillery, infantry, and support units. This army, the largest single troop concentration then in the United States, was sent by President James Buchanan to stop a perceived Mormon rebellion, which came to be known as the Utah War. James Buchanan Jr (April 23 1791 – June 1 1868 was the fifteenth President of the United States (1857–1861 TalkMormon#Latter Day Saint vs Latter-day Saint --> Mormon The Utah War, also known as the Utah Expedition or Buchanan's Blunder, was an armed dispute between Latter-day Saint (" Mormon "
From Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, the army marched to Fort Bridger, Wyoming where it spent the winter of 1857. Fort Leavenworth is a United States Army facility located in Leavenworth County Kansas (just north of the city of Leavenworth) in the upper northeast Fort Bridger was a 19th century fur trading outpost established in 1842 on Blacks Fork of the Green River The State of Wyoming ( is a sparsely populated state in the western region of the United States. Troops arrived in Salt Lake City, Utah in June of 1858. Salt Lake City is the Capital and the most populous city of the U Soon after their arrival, troops settled in the Cedar Valley area and eventually Fairfield, where 400 buildings were constructed by November 1858. Enough civilians soon followed to increase the town size to 7000, almost half that of Salt Lake City. The rebellion never took place, leaving the army with routine garrison duty that included protecting the stagecoach and Pony Express routes, preventing Indian marauding, and mapping and surveying responsibilities. Garrison (various spellings (from the French garnison, itself from the verb garnir, "to equip" is the collective term for a body of Troops For other meanings see Stagecoach (disambiguation. A stagecoach (also called diligence) is a type of four-wheeled enclosed The Pony Express was a fast Mail service crossing the North American continent from St
Supplying the large garrison, 1100 miles from Fort Leavenworth, was costly. It was rumored to be an attempt by Secretary of War Floyd (a known southern sympathizer) to drain the federal treasury. A contract with the firm of Russell, Majors and Waddell for delivery of 16 million pounds of freight required 3500 wagons, 40,000 oxen, 1000 mules and more than 4000 men. Russell Majors and Waddell was a partnership that operated the Pony Express and other shipping businesses in the American West during the 1850s and early 1860s This same company formed the Pony Express, which had a station in Fairfield. The Pony Express was a fast Mail service crossing the North American continent from St
After Secretary of War Floyd resigned on December 29, 1860, Camp Floyd was renamed Fort Crittenden. It was abandoned in July of 1861 with the military being called east for the American Civil War. Causes of the war See also Origins of the American Civil War, Timeline of events leading to the American Civil War The coexistence of a slave-owning South Equipment and buildings were sold, destroyed or transported. All that remain today are the military cemetery and one commissary building. Two months after the army's departure, only 18 families remained in Fairfield.
Camp Floyd/Stagecoach Inn State Park is located 25 miles southwest of Lehi, Utah on State Route 73. Lehi (ˈliːhаɪ is a city in Utah County, Utah, United States. The park is open daily from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. It is closed Sundays October 15 through March 31. Fees are charged for the Stagecoach Inn and museum.
This heritage park reflects the settlement of Utah and its resolution of ongoing conflicts with the federal government.