Fort Riley in Geary County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Approximately 130 Confederate prisoners-of-war from the 2nd, 4th, 5th and 7th Regiments of Texas Volunteers were held at Fort Riley during the summer of 1862. Of these, seven are buried nearby.
Erected 1998 by Fort Riley Historical and Archaeological Society.
Location. 39° 3.835′ N, 96° 47.669′ W. Marker is in Fort Riley, Kansas, in Geary County. Marker can be reached from Huebner Road, on the left when traveling west. Marker is located in the Fort Riley Post Cemetery, and can be reached from the entrance near the Ogden monument. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Riley KS 66442, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cholera Epidemic of 1855 (within shouting distance of this marker); Vanguard of Freedom (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ogden Monument West Riding Hall / Polk Hall (approx. 0.4 miles away); Wounded Knee and Drexel Mission (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. 0.6 miles away); To the United States Cavalry (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Riley.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 7, 2010, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. This page has been viewed 977 times since then and 33 times this year. Last updated on June 10, 2014, by Scott Nebeker of Salt Lake City, Utah. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 7, 2010, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.