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Near Binford in Griggs County, North Dakota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Camp Atchison Historic Site

 
 
Camp Atchison Historic Site Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Connor Olson, June 14, 2021
1. Camp Atchison Historic Site Marker
Inscription.  Named for Captain Charles B. Atchison, assistant commissary and acting ordnance officer, on the staff of General H. H. Sibley. This camp was used as a base for Sibley's Operations to the Missouri River in pursuit of the Sioux Indians and was occupied from July 18 to August 12, 1863. The camp was occupied by one-third of Sibley's forces and sheltered his surplus men and equipment during his campaign to the west. George E. Brent, Company D 1st Minnesota Mounted Rangers was accidentally shot July 20 and buried on high hill southwest of Camp Atchison; Samuel Wanamaker, Company E. 10th Minnesota Infantry died of sickness August 9, 1863, and buried outside the north edge of the camp.
 
Erected 1962 by State Historical Society of North Dakota.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansWars, US Indian.
 
Location. 47° 31.438′ N, 98° 19.758′ W. Marker is near Binford, North Dakota, in Griggs County. Memorial is on State Highway 1, 0.4 miles south of 8th Street NE, on the left when traveling
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south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Binford ND 58416, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lake Jessie Historic Site (approx. 2.2 miles away); U.S. Army Wagoneers (approx. 3.2 miles away); Watne — Tvedte (Tweed) (approx. 3.2 miles away); Oscar-Zero: Command, Control and Support (approx. 9.7 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Camp Atchison State Historic Site. (Submitted on June 19, 2021, by Connor Olson of Kewaskum, Wisconsin.)
 
Camp Atchison Historic Site Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Connor Olson, June 14, 2021
2. Camp Atchison Historic Site Marker
Wanamaker Gravestone mentioned on marker. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Connor Olson, June 14, 2021
3. Wanamaker Gravestone mentioned on marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 26, 2022. It was originally submitted on June 19, 2021, by Connor Olson of Kewaskum, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 181 times since then and 25 times this year. Last updated on June 25, 2022, by McGhiever of Minneapolis, Minnesota. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 19, 2021, by Connor Olson of Kewaskum, Wisconsin. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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