Fort Riley in Geary County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
died at Fort Riley
Aug. 3d 1855
Aged 44 years
I heard a voice from heaven
saying unto me, Write, Blessed
are the dead which die in the Lord
from henceforth; yea saith the
Spirit, that they may rest from
their labors and their works
do follow them.
TO THE MEMORY OF
A disinterested patriot
and generous friend,
a refined gentleman,
a devoted husband and
father and an exemplary
Few men more respected
and loved in their lives or
more lamented in their death,
as much the victim of duty as
of disease, he collectedly closed
a life in the public service,
distinguished for integrity
Erected by his friend
Erected 1997 by Historical and Archaeological Society of Fort Riley.
Topics. This historical marker Forts or Castles • Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 39° 3.787′ N, 96° 46.907′ W. Marker is in Fort Riley, Kansas, in Geary County. Marker can be reached from Henry Avenue north of Custer Avenue, on the left when traveling north. Located near the entrance to the Fort Riley museum. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Riley KS 66442, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. M16 Multiple Gun Motor Carriage (a few steps from this marker); In Memory of Civil War Horses and Mules (a few steps from this marker); M5 Stuart Light Tank (a few steps from this marker); M24 Chaffee Light Tank (a few steps from this marker); M4A3 Sherman Medium Tank (within shouting distance of this marker); M3A1 37 mm Anti-Tank Gun (within shouting distance of this marker); M113 Armored Personnel Carrier (within shouting distance of this marker); M36 Tank Destroyer (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Riley.
More about this monument. Although I was unable to confirm with the museum staff, I believe this is the original monument that has been reproduced for display on Huebner Road (marker 32719 in the HMDB).
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
Also see . . . Article about Fort Riley's construction. Mentions General Ogden and his death. (Submitted on June 30, 2011, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 19, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 30, 2011, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. This page has been viewed 523 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 30, 2011, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.