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Hays in Ellis County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Enlisted Barracks

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., February 20, 2012
1. Enlisted Barracks Marker
Inscription.

Four enlisted barracks were hastily assembled during the winter of 1867-1868. They faced the parade ground on three sides. Each barrack held a company of 60 to 100 men and consisted of two squad rooms, a room for the first sergeant, and a small storeroom. The mess hall and kitchen were located in back of the barrack buildings.

Quartermaster First Lieutenant Frank Baldwin requested the addition of washrooms to the barracks in May 1870. “The men now have to wash in the open air, consequently having no opportunity offered them of washing their persons… I therefore consider it a necessity to have the wash room built.” A short time later the request was approved at a cost of $548.40.
 
Erected by Kansas Historical Society.
 
Location. 38° 51.761′ N, 99° 20.602′ W. Marker is in Hays, Kansas, in Ellis County. Click for map. Marker is on the grounds of Fort Hays State Historic Site, off US Hwy 163 Alternate. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1472 US Highway 163 Alternate, Hays KS 67601, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Officers' Row (a few steps from this marker); Fort Hays - Fort Dodge Road Trailhead (a few steps
Enlisted Barracks Photo on Marker image. Click for full size.
By Unknown, undated
2. Enlisted Barracks Photo on Marker
from this marker); Parade Ground (a few steps from this marker); Fort Hays (within shouting distance of this marker); Commanding Officer's House (within shouting distance of this marker); Post Hospital (within shouting distance of this marker); Officers in Tents (within shouting distance of this marker); Sentinel Hill (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Hays.
 
Also see . . .
1. Fort Hays State Historic Site. (Submitted on September 23, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Fort Hays State Historic Site. (Submitted on September 23, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Enlisted Barracks Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., February 20, 2012
3. Enlisted Barracks Marker
Enlisted Barracks Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., February 20, 2012
4. Enlisted Barracks Marker
Visitor Center in background
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 216 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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