As with the other fort buildings, the officers; quarters were built with economy in mind. Paperboard was used instead of plaster to cover interior walls. Wood used to build the homes was untreated and warped within weeks of construction, causing drafts. Furniture was made from crates or scrap lumber.
Elizabeth Custer wrote that the officers' quarters at he infantry post were, "....small, shabbily built quarters...hardly considered good enough for a common day-laborer's family."
Erected by North Dakota Parks and Recreation.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Forts and Castles. A significant historical year for this entry is 1872.
Location. 46° 46.188′ N, 100° 51.224′ W. Marker is near Mandan, North Dakota, in Morton County. Marker can be reached from Fort Lincoln Road, on the right when traveling south. Located at Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park. Touch for map
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Blockhouses & Palisades (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Abraham Lincoln Infantry Post (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Barracks (about 300 feet away); Post Hospital (about 500 feet away); Post Cemetery (about 500 feet away); Powder Magazines (about 500 feet away); Breastworks (about 500 feet away); Scouts (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mandan.
Additional keywords. George Custer
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