Near Williston in Williams County, North Dakota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
In 1871, a 24-bed hospital of wood frame construction was built at this location. It featured a two-story administration area, with one-story wards projecting from the north and south sides. It remained the post hospital until the fort was officially abandoned in 1895. It was then sold at auction and move to the nearby town of Buford where it became the St. Elmo hotel.
The post surgeon was usually a commissioned officer in the Army Medical Corps. Sometimes civilian doctors were hired by the army. In addition to managing the hospital, the post surgeon was responsible for the health of the garrison, including matters of diet, food preparation and sanitation. Medical reports produced by the
Erected by State Historical Society of North Dakota.
Location. 47° 59.333′ N, 103° 59.941′ W. Marker is near Williston, North Dakota, in Williams County. Marker can be reached from 39th Lane Northwest near 153rd Avenue Northwest. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Williston ND 58801, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Guardhouse and Officer of the Guard Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Powder Magazine (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Parade Ground (approx. 0.2 miles away); Infantry Barracks (approx. 0.2 miles away); Field Officers' Quarters (approx. 0.2 miles away); Telegraph Office (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fort Buford Historic Site (approx. ¼ mile away); Fort Buford State Historic Site (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Williston.
More about this marker. This marker is on the grounds of Fort Buford State Historic Site.
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Credits. This page was last revised on December 3, 2019. This page originally submitted on December 3, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 41 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on December 3, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.