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

Officers' Quarters

Constructed in 1867

 
 
Officers' Quarters Marker (new marker) image. Click for full size.
By Connor Olson, October 2, 2020
1. Officers' Quarters Marker (new marker)
Inscription.  "Thursday, Jan. 18. Lt. Briley has taken command of the company. He has been relieved from duty at inspection-except at his post.

He was over to Roll Call this morning but nobody was up-when Sgt. Knight politely told him that we hadn't had any Roll Calls in the morning all winter. Orders up at Renville after this."

Officers at Fort Wadsworth were assigned and relieved of their commissions with almost monotonous regularity. Some lasted a month or less, while others often returned to their commands.

Andrew often hoped his company would be reassigned to a more civilized area, "…for I must say that of all the places I was ever station, this is the meanest."
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 45° 39.452′ N, 97° 31.876′ W. Marker is near Eden, South Dakota, in Marshall County. Marker can be reached from 434th Avenue (County Road 5) 1˝ miles south of 118th Stret. The Marker is located 500 feet from the parking lot on the main foot path. Touch for map

Officers' Quarters Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ruth VanSteenwyk, April 12, 2016
2. Officers' Quarters Marker
. 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. Adjutant's Office (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Sisseton (within shouting distance of this marker); Magazine (within shouting distance of this marker); Guard House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Andrew Jackson Fisk Historic Trail (about 300 feet away); Doctor's Residence (about 300 feet away); Hospital (about 300 feet away); The Laundress Quarters (about 300 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.)
 
Map of buildings to the west including the Officers' Quarters image. Click for full size.
By Ruth VanSteenwyk, April 12, 2016
3. Map of buildings to the west including the Officers' Quarters
Officers' Quarters Marker (former marker) image. Click for full size.
By Ruth VanSteenwyk, April 12, 2016
4. Officers' Quarters Marker (former marker)
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 12, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 4, 2017, by Connor Olson of Lemmon, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 163 times since then and 2 times this year. Last updated on December 11, 2020, by Connor Olson of Lemmon, South Dakota. Photos:   1. submitted on December 8, 2020, by Connor Olson of Lemmon, South Dakota.   2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on February 4, 2017, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.
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