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

Cholera Epidemic of 1855

 
 
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By Lee Hattabaugh, June 30, 2010
1. Cholera Epidemic of 1855 Marker
Inscription. In this area rest the remains of approximately 100 soldiers, civilian workers, and their dependents who perished at Fort Riley, Kansas Territory, during the cholera epidemic in the summer of 1855. These soldiers and civilian workers were engaged in the initial construction of the buildings for the new post. Wooden crosses that originally marked their graves were destroyed by a prairie fire allegedly started by the Indians. The exact location of their graves remains unknown.
 
Location. 39° 3.811′ N, 96° 47.656′ W. Marker is in Fort Riley, Kansas, in Geary County. Marker can be reached from Huebner Road, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is located in the Fort Riley Post Cemetery and can be reached from the entrance near the Ogden Monument. 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. Confederate POWs (within shouting distance of this marker); Ogden Monument (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Vanguard of Freedom (about 600 feet away); West Riding Hall / Polk Hall (approx. 0.3 miles away); Wounded Knee and Drexel Mission
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By Lee Hattabaugh, June 30, 2010
2. Cholera Epidemic of 1855 Marker
(approx. 0.4 miles away); Mose Waters' General Store (approx. 0.4 miles away); In Memory of the Gallant Dead of the Second U.S. Cavalry (approx. half a mile away); To the United States Cavalry (approx. 0.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Fort Riley.
 
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By Lee Hattabaugh, June 30, 2010
3. Cholera Epidemic of 1855 Marker
Map showing the location of the marker in Section C of the cemetery.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,200 times since then and 16 times this year. Last updated on , by Scott Nebeker of Salt Lake City, Utah. Photos:   1, 2, 3. 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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