Casper resident, Johanna Wickman, has just published "Lost Forts of Casper" based on her master's thesis through The History Press. The book chronicles the military history of the Casper area during the Civil War era. Topics include Post at Platte Bridge (located in Evansville), Platte Bridge Station (Fort Caspar), and a little known military encampment at the base of Casper Mountain called Camp Dodge. The book is heavily illustrated and features many never before seen images. Wickman discovered a wealth of previously unpublished information at the National Archives in Washington D.C. while researching her thesis, and is proud to include that in this title. Of special interest to the author was the discovery of Lt. Col. Preston Plumb of the 11th Kansas Cavalry and his significance to both local history as well as Kansas and U.S. History.
This is Wickman's first publication. The book is currently available at the Fort Caspar Museum, Wind City Books, and various online outlets including Amazon and Barnes & Noble. She will be holding her first book signing at Wind City Books on July 7th during the downtown Art Walk.