Nevada State Flag


During the American Civil War, Nevada's entry into statehood in the United States was expedited by Union sympathizers in order to ensure Nevada's participation in the 1864 presidential election in support of President Abraham Lincoln.

In total, Nevada sent 1,200 men to fight for the Union during the civil war; but its main contribution to the cause was $400 million in silver from the Comstock Lode, which was used to finance the war. In addition, the state hosted a number of Union posts.

Civil War Posts Nevada

  • Mormon Station, Nevada 1849–1910
  • Fort Churchill, Nevada 1860–1869
  • Camp Schell, Nevada, 1860–1862
  • Fort Schellbourne, Nevada, 1862–1869
  • Camp Nye, Nevada 1861–1865
  • Fort Ruby, Nevada 1862–1869
  • Camp Smoke Creek, Nevada, 1862–1864
  • Camp Dun Glen, Nevada (1863, 1865-1866)
  • Fort Trinity, Nevada, 1863 - 1864
  • Antelope Station, Nevada, 1864
  • Fort Baker, Nevada 1864
  • Deep Creek Station, Nevada, 1864
  • Quinn River Camp, Nevada 1865
  • Fort McDermitt, Nevada 1865–1889
  • Fort McGrary, Nevada 1865–1868
  • Camp McKee, Nevada 1865–1866
  • Camp Overend, Nevada, 1865