Constructed in 1864
Living conditions at the Fort were crude. Wood bunks were furnished with wool blankets and mattresses filled with straw. The bunks were uncomfortable and often infested with a variety of unwelcomed guests.
A poor diet of beans, cornmeal and salt pork, combined with crowded quarters and a lack of bathing facilities made life in the barracks an interesting experience.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and Castles • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical date for this entry is October 12, 1865.
Location. 45° 39.489′ N, 97° 31.784′ W. Marker is near Eden, South Dakota, in Marshall County. Marker can be reached from 434th Avenue. Located 300 ft 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. Library-Schoolhouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Andrew Jackson Fisk Historic Trail (within shouting distance of this marker); Governor William J. Janklow and Fort Sisseton
Also see . . . Fort Sisseton State Historic Park. (Submitted on February 3, 2017, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota.)
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 173 times since then and 5 times this year. 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.