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

North Barracks

Constructed in 1864

 
 
North Barracks Marker (replacement marker) image. Click for full size.
By Connor Olson, October 2, 2020
1. North Barracks Marker (replacement marker)
Inscription.  Sun. Nov. 12, 1865. The fort has greatly improved since we were here a year ago. Stone quarters nearly completed for us to go into.

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 CastlesSettlements & 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

North Barracks Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ruth VanSteenwyk, April 12, 2016
2. North Barracks Marker
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Senator Curt Jones and Fort Sisseton (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Sisseton Military Reservation, Dakota Territory (within shouting distance of this marker); South Barracks (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Sisseton (within shouting distance of this marker); Hospital (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). 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.)
 
North Barracks Marker (former marker) image. Click for full size.
By Ruth VanSteenwyk, April 12, 2016
3. North Barracks Marker (former marker)
Buildings to the East including the North Barracks. image. Click for full size.
By Ruth VanSteenwyk, April 12, 2016
4. Buildings to the East including the North 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 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.

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