Near Lake City in Marshall County, South Dakota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Andrew Jackson Fisk Historic Trail
Andrew Jackson Fisk was fourteen when he enlisted in the Second Minnesota Cavalry, Company A. Two years later, he began his service as quartermaster sergeant as Fort Wadsworth (later named Fort Sisseton).
Join Andrew as he shares with you, in his own words, some of his experiences as a soldier stationed at a prairie fort. As you tour the grounds, watch for the signs posted at each structure. Also, plan to tour the visitor center in the North Barracks. There you will find other exhibits depicting military life on the prairie in the 1800s.
Wed. Oct. 25, 1865. Our company is ordered to Fort Wadsworth-- bad luck to them! Men feel badly about being ordered to Wadsworth--it seems as though it was going out of the world again. But it is a soldier's duty to obey orders.
Location. 45° 39.411′ N, 97° 31.844′ W. Marker is near Lake City, South Dakota, in Marshall County. Marker can be reached from 434th Ave. near 118th Stret. The Marker is located .1 mile from the parking lot on the main foot path. Touch for map. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Guard House (a few steps from this marker); Magazine (a few steps from this marker); Adjutants Office (within shouting distance of this marker); Quartermaster and Commissary Building (within shouting distance of this marker); The Laundress Quarters (within shouting distance of this marker); Officers' Quarters (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); South Barracks (about 300 feet away); Fort Sisseton (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lake City.
Also see . . . Fort Sisseton State Historic Park. (Submitted on February 4, 2017, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on February 6, 2017. This page originally submitted on February 4, 2017, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 136 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on February 4, 2017, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.