The quartermaster storehouse, along with the commissary storehouse, sat next to a road that ran along the north side of the fort. Supplies were brought to the fort on this road. You are standing next to the old roadbed. If you look to your right, you can see where the road went through the west gate and headed on to Fort Totten. If you look to your left, you can see where the road went through the east gate and descended to the ferryboat crossing over the Red River.
In the sketch to the left, you can see the label pointing to the quartermaster storehouse. You are standing where the tip of the label is pointing.
Calvary Quartermaster Sergeant
This cavalry quartermaster sergeant wears the typical short uniform jacket used by mounted troops in the 1860s. Notice the red sash that hangs on his left hip. This sash would be worn by senior noncommissioned
The quartermaster department did
several important jobs at a frontier
army fort including:
• Distribution of non-food supplies.
• Supplying fuel for heating and cooking.
• Operating and maintaining supply wagons.
• Providing feed and forage for horses, mules and oxen.
• Overseeing the construction and upkeep of fort buildings.
Erected by State Historical Society of North Dakota.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Forts and Castles. A significant historical year for this entry is 1866.
Location. 46° 26.723′ N, 96° 43.083′ W. Marker is in Abercrombie, North Dakota, in Richland County. Marker can be reached from Broadway North (County Road 4) south of Abercrombie Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 935 Broadway N, Abercrombie ND 58001, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Barracks (within shouting distance of this marker); Carpenter Shop (within shouting distance of this marker); Commissary Storehouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Guardhouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Cannon Bastion (within shouting distance of this marker);
Credits. This page was last revised on July 14, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 13, 2021, by Connor Olson of Kewaskum, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 60 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 13, 2021, by Connor Olson of Kewaskum, Wisconsin. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.