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

South Barracks

Constructed in 1864

 
 
South Barracks Marker (Updated Marker). image. Click for full size.
By Connor Olson, October 2, 2020
1. South Barracks Marker (Updated Marker).
Inscription.   Tues. Nov. 14, 1865. Took the best bath I could and put on clean clothes, first time in nearly three weeks. We indulged in a stag dance this evening.

Soldiers spent much of their off duty time playing chess, checkers and card games. Drinking and gambling were commonplace. Stag dances became popular and helped to counteract the loneliness and isolation they experienced at this frontier post.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical date for this entry is October 14, 1865.
 
Location. 45° 39.448′ N, 97° 31.793′ W. Marker is near Eden, South Dakota, in Marshall County. Marker can be reached from 434th Avenue 1˝ miles south of 118th Street. The Marker is located 500 feet from the parking lot on the main foot path. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 11907 434th Ave, Eden SD 57232, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Laundress Quarters (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Sisseton (within shouting distance of this marker); North Barracks (within shouting distance of this marker); Adjutant's Office

South Barracks Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ruth VanSteenwyk, April 12, 2016
2. South Barracks Marker
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Library-Schoolhouse (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Guard House (about 300 feet away); Magazine (about 300 feet away); Andrew Jackson Fisk Historic Trail (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Eden.
 
Also see . . .  Fort Sisseton State Historic Park. (Submitted on February 3, 2017, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota.)
 
South Barracks Marker (old marker) image. Click for full size.
By Ruth VanSteenwyk, April 12, 2016
3. South Barracks Marker (old marker)
Buildings to the East including the South Barracks. image. Click for full size.
By Ruth VanSteenwyk, April 12, 2016
4. Buildings to the East including the South Barracks.
Fort Sisseton State Historic Park Sign image. Click for full size.
By Ruth VanSteenwyk, December 6, 2015
5. Fort Sisseton State Historic Park Sign
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 11, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 3, 2017, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 174 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on December 8, 2020, by Connor Olson of Lemmon, South Dakota.   2, 3, 4, 5. 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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