Fort Verde was another launching point for the campaign against the Apaches during the Arizona Indian Wars. Originally established in 1865 as Camp Lincoln one mile north of the present site, the camp was moved in 1871 due to the prevalence of malaria and its name was changed to Camp Verde and later, Fort Verde.
Fort Verde was a staging area for military operations in Arizona Territory and figured heavily into the fights at Big Dry Wash, Turret Peak (called Turret Mountain back then), and Cibicue.
Under arduous and dangerous conditions troops built a wagon road west to Fort Whipple near Prescott and east to Fort Apache, a length of some 220 miles . With its construction the movement of troops and supplies improved along the Mogollon Rim (pronounced muggy-own). It came to be called the General George Crook Road, its name today, after General George Crook.
The last image in this gallery is a layout of the post graciously provided by the Arizona Parks Service. I refer to it in the picture captions where appropriate.