William Sydnor Gilbreath III Family Scrapbook

Ca. 1877

After a winter camped near the town of Yankton on the Nebraska border, Captain Erasmus Corwin Gilbreath’s company was summoned to Fort Abraham Lincoln near Bismarck, Dakota Territory. At Fort Abraham Lincoln, Gilbreath was informed that his company would be assigned to the construction of Fort Custer in Montana Territory 10 miles from where the Battle of Little Big Horn had occurred.  

Photograph of Captain Erasmus Corwin Gilbreath taken at Fort Abraham Lincoln.

Captain Erasmus Corwin Gilbreath