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Fort Riley in Geary County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Ogden Monument

 
 
Ogden Monument image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, May 11, 2011
1. Ogden Monument
Inscription.
South Side
Brevet Major
E.A. OGDEN
Assistant Quartermaster
died at Fort Riley
Aug. 3d 1855
Aged 44 years

I heard a voice from heaven
saying unto me, Write, Blessed
are the dead which die in the Lord
from henceforth; yea saith the
Spirit, that they may rest from
their labors and their works
do follow them.


North Side
ERECTED
TO THE MEMORY OF
BREVET MAJOR
E.A. OGDEN
THE FOUNDER
OF
FORT RILEY


A disinterested patriot
and generous friend,
a refined gentleman,
a devoted husband and
father and an exemplary
Christian

Few men more respected
and loved in their lives or
more lamented in their death,
as much the victim of duty as
of disease, he collectedly closed
a life in the public service,
distinguished for integrity
and faithfulness.
Erected by his friend
J.O.Sawyer.

 
Erected 1997 by Historical and Archaeological Society of Fort Riley.
 
Location. 39° 3.787′ N, 96° 46.907′ W. Marker is in Fort Riley, Kansas, in Geary County. Marker can be reached from Henry Avenue north of Custer Avenue
South side plaque image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, May 11, 2011
2. South side plaque
Transcribes the text of the obelisk, although the words "U.S. Army" are missing.
, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Located near the entrance to the Fort Riley museum. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Riley KS 66442, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. M16 Multiple Gun Motor Carriage (a few steps from this marker); In Memory of Civil War Horses and Mules (a few steps from this marker); M5 Stuart Light Tank (a few steps from this marker); M24 Chaffee Light Tank (a few steps from this marker); M4A3 Sherman Medium Tank (within shouting distance of this marker); M3A1 37 mm Anti-Tank Gun (within shouting distance of this marker); M113 Armored Personnel Carrier (within shouting distance of this marker); M36 Tank Destroyer (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Fort Riley.
 
More about this marker. Although I was unable to confirm with the museum staff, I believe this is the original monument that has been reproduced for display on Huebner Road (marker 32719 in the HMDB).
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .  Article about Fort Riley's construction. Mentions General Ogden and his death. (Submitted on June 30, 2011, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama.) 
 
Categories. ExplorationForts, CastlesNotable PersonsPatriots & Patriotism
 
North side plaque image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, May 11, 2011
3. North side plaque
Transcribes the text from the obelisk.
Ogden Monument image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, May 11, 2011
4. Ogden Monument
Building in the background is the Fort Riley museum. entrance doors are directly behind the obelisk in this view.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. This page has been viewed 437 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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