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

Adjutant's Office

Constructed 1869

 
 
Adjutants Office Marker (replacement) image. Click for full size.
By Connor Olson, October 2, 2020
1. Adjutants Office Marker (replacement)
Inscription.   "Sat. Nov. 25, 1865. Ft. Wadsworth. Arrived at 3 p.m. Received my pay, paid my debts and have $20 left."

As the assistant to the commanding officer, the adjutant kept track of the men who were on furlough, in the hospital or on field patrol. He was also in charge of the "official correspondence, record and post orders, keeping details the records of all the letters and telegrams sent from the fort". These letters along with special and general orders from the post commander or kept in leather-bound record books and used for the fourth annual reports.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1869.
 
Location. 45° 39.43′ N, 97° 31.847′ 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 Street, on the right when traveling south. Located 500 feet from the parking lot on the main foot path. Touch for map. 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. Magazine (within shouting distance of this marker); Guard House

Adjutants Office Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ruth VanSteenwyk, April 12, 2016
2. Adjutants Office Marker
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Andrew Jackson Fisk Historic Trail (within shouting distance of this marker); Officers' Quarters (within shouting distance of this marker); The Laundress Quarters (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Sisseton (within shouting distance of this marker); South Barracks (within shouting distance of this marker); Hospital (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line). 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.)
 
Buildings to the South including the Adjutant's Office image. Click for full size.
By Ruth VanSteenwyk, April 12, 2016
3. Buildings to the South including the Adjutant's Office
Adjutants Office Marker (former marker) image. Click for full size.
By Ruth VanSteenwyk, April 12, 2016
4. Adjutants Office 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 233 times since then. Last updated on December 11, 2020, by Connor Olson of Lemmon, South Dakota. Photos:   1. submitted on December 11, 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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