The advance reached Fort Bridger on the 16th or 17th of November, having consumed ten days in moving thirty-five miles. Fortunately for the Army, the Mormons, after seizing the place the preceding May, had enclosed the original structure in a stone wall 15 feet high. Attached to this was another enclosure 100 x 80 feet with walls seven and a half feet high. As the wagons were unloaded the boxes were knocked to pieces, which, together with their sheets, were used in making shelters against the stone walls for their stores. Tents were pitched around the Fort and the place was called Camp Scott.