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Fort Sill in Comanche County, Oklahoma — The American South (West South Central)
 

Cavalry Company Quarters

 
 
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Photographed By James Hulse, September 9, 2021
1. Cavalry Company Quarters Marker
Inscription.  Three cavalry barracks were constructed in 1870 on the west side of the Post Quadrangle, each barracks housing two companies of cavalry. The wings extending from the west side of the buildings served as kitchens and mess halls. The basement area beneath the southern-most barracks served as the post prison, housing garrison prisoners, and continued to serve as an annex to the Post Guardhouse after its completion in 1874.

Company sinks or closets (latrines) and washhouses were placed in the area between the kitchen/mess hall wings. The post laundresses were quartered, four to a building, in the small houses west of the barracks. According to custom each company of cavalry or infantry was allowed four laundresses.

Five cavalry stables were constructed west of the barracks, each stable capable of housing 200 horses. The stables were constructed to allow a company to mount and form within the stables, and sally forth to do battle through large gates.

These buildings were all constructed of native limestone and lime mortar quarried from the limestone hill southeast of the post.
 
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Fort Sill National Historic Landmark and Museum.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AnimalsForts and CastlesWars, US Indian. A significant historical year for this entry is 1870.
 
Location. 34° 40.208′ N, 98° 23.267′ W. Marker is in Fort Sill, Oklahoma, in Comanche County. Marker is at the intersection of Geronimo Road and Quanah Road, on the left when traveling north on Geronimo Road. The marker is located at the intersection along the sidewalk. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 441 Geronimo Road, Fort Sill OK 73503, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old Post (a few steps from this marker); Sill (a few steps from this marker); Infantry Barracks (within shouting distance of this marker); Post Guardhouse (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Post Headquarters (about 400 feet away); Band Quarters (about 500 feet away); Infantry Company Quarters (about 600 feet away); Commissary Storehouse (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Sill.
 
More about this marker. Marker is located in the Old Post Museum area of Fort Sill, an active U.S. military installation. The museum is open to the public, but appropriate identification is required for access for Fort Sill.
 
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The Cavalry Company Quarters and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, September 9, 2021
2. The Cavalry Company Quarters and Marker
 Fort Sill.
The fort was first built during the Indian Wars. It is designated as a National Historic Landmark and serves as home of the United States Army Field Artillery School as well as the Marine Corps' site for Field Artillery MOS school, United States Army Air Defense Artillery School, the 31st Air Defense Artillery Brigade, and the 75th Field Artillery Brigade. Fort Sill is also one of the four locations for Army Basic Combat Training. It has played a significant role in every major American conflict since 1869. Source: Wikipedia
(Submitted on January 22, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.) 
 
The view of the Cavalry Company Quarters Marker from the street image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, September 9, 2021
3. The view of the Cavalry Company Quarters Marker from the street
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 22, 2022. It was originally submitted on January 22, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 102 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 22, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.

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