Andrew Jackson Fisk Historic Trail
Andrew Jackson Fisk was fourteen when he enlisted in the Second Minnesota Cavalry, Company A. Two years later, he began his service as quartermaster sergeant as Fort Wadsworth (later named Fort Sisseton).
Join Andrew as he shares with you, in his own words, some of his experiences as a soldier stationed at a prairie fort. As you tour the grounds, watch for the signs posted at each structure. Also, plan to tour the visitor center in the North Barracks. There you will find other exhibits depicting military life on the prairie in the 1800s.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and Castles • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1865.
Location. 45° 39.411′ N, 97° 31.844′ W. Marker is near Eden, South Dakota, in Marshall County. Marker can be reached from 434th Avenue (County Road 5) near 118th
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Guard House (a few steps from this marker); Magazine (a few steps from this marker); Adjutant's Office (within shouting distance of this marker); The Laundress Quarters (within shouting distance of this marker); Officers' Quarters (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); South Barracks (about 300 feet away); Fort Sisseton (about 300 feet away); Library-Schoolhouse (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Eden.
Also see . . . Fort Sisseton State Historic Park. (Submitted on February 4, 2017, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 11, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 4, 2017, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 164 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on February 4, 2017, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.