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Near Mandan in Morton County, North Dakota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Post Hospital

 
 
Post Hospital Marker image. Click for full size.
By Connor Olson, August 11, 2019
1. Post Hospital Marker
Inscription.  Completed on November 8, 1872, the hospital was of wood-frame construction and had two 12 bed wards. To save money, the army used paper board instead of plaster to finish the inside walls. Earth commodes adjoined each ward for use by patients too ill to go outside.

Sick reports included diseases such as typhoid, dysentery, rheumatism, syphilis, and alcoholism. The post surgeon and hospital steward also treated gunshot wounds, cuts, and broken bones.
 
Erected by North Dakota Parks and Recreation Department.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesScience & Medicine.
 
Location. 46° 46.242′ N, 100° 51.135′ 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 in Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4480 Fort Lincoln Road, Mandan ND 58554, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Scouts (within shouting distance of this marker); Schoolhouse (about 300 feet away, measured in

Site of Post Hospital. image. Click for full size.
By Connor Olson, August 11, 2019
2. Site of Post Hospital.
a direct line); Barracks (about 300 feet away); Laundress' Quarter: "Suds Row" (about 300 feet away); Powder Magazines (about 400 feet away); Officers' Quarters (about 500 feet away); Blockhouses & Palisades (about 600 feet away); Fort Abraham Lincoln Infantry Post (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mandan.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 29, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 29, 2020, by Connor Olson of Lemmon, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 67 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 29, 2020, by Connor Olson of Lemmon, South Dakota. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.
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