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Near Lake City in Marshall County, South Dakota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Post Cemetery

 
 
Post Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Ruth VanSteenwyk, April 12, 2016
1. Post Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  

The cemetery roster reveals countless hardships. Nine of the people interred in this cemetery succumbed to typhoid, and four to consumption (tuberculosis). Two each died by fever, drowning, freezing, bronchitis, pneumonia, meningitis and gunshot wounds. Scurvy, suicide, heat, stomach disorder, and alcohol-related accident, and complications during childbirth each claimed another life. Three infants died before reaching three months of age.

Shortly before abandonment in 1889, the remains buried here were moved to Custer National Cemetery in Montana.

Journal Entry
Wed. Feb. 21. 1866. Buried Corporal Harkness. First man we have buried at this fort and I hope the last.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesForts and Castles. A significant historical date for this entry is February 21, 1866.
 
Location. 45° 39.594′ N, 97° 32.234′ W. Marker is near Lake City, South Dakota, in Marshall County. Marker can be reached from 434th Ave.. The Marker is located .5 miles from the main road. You can drive on a park road out to
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the cemetery at the Fort Sisseton State Historic Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 11907 434th Ave,, Lake City SD 57247, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. This Fort is for the Birds (approx. ¼ mile away); Wealth of Wildlife (approx. ¼ mile away); Blockhouse and Breastworks (approx. 0.3 miles away); Doctor's Residence (approx. 0.3 miles away); Hospital (approx. 0.3 miles away); Officers' Quarters (approx. 0.3 miles away); Stable (approx. 0.3 miles away); Bulldozing the Landscape (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lake City.
 
Also see . . .  Fort Sisseton State Historic Park. (Submitted on February 3, 2017, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota.)
 
Post Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Ruth VanSteenwyk, April 12, 2016
2. Post Cemetery Marker
Map of buildings to the west including the Post Cemetery image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Ruth VanSteenwyk, April 12, 2016
3. Map of buildings to the west including the Post Cemetery
Fort Sisseton State Historic Park Sign image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Ruth VanSteenwyk, December 6, 2015
4. Fort Sisseton State Historic Park Sign
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 4, 2017. It was originally submitted on February 3, 2017, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 359 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 3, 2017, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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