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Fort Laramie in Goshen County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
 

Cavalry Barracks

Fort Laramie National Historic Site

 
 
Cavalry Barracks Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, August 30, 2008
1. Cavalry Barracks Marker
Inscription.  The building before you is the only surviving enlisted men's barracks at Fort Laramie. The building proper was completed in late 1874 and was designed to provide quarters and other needed support facilities for two companies of soldiers, The veranda, although originally planned, was not added until 1883. As constructed the entire second floor was made up of only two equal, large rooms. These were the company dormitory bays or squad rooms where the enlisted soldiers lived. Each could house about sixty soldiers or one company. On the first floor below each squad room, the building was divided into a kitchen, messroom, cook's room, storage room, wash room, library, armory and orderly room for the N.C.O.'s and non-commissioned officers room.
 
Erected by National Park Service-United States Department of the Interior.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesSettlements & SettlersWars, US Indian. A significant historical year for this entry is 1874.
 
Location. 42° 12.269′ N, 104° 33.407′ W. Marker is in Fort Laramie,
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Wyoming, in Goshen County. Memorial is on County Route 53. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 965 Gray Rocks Road (Park Entrance), Fort Laramie WY 82212, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Sutler’s House (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Laramie (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Transcontinental Telegraph (about 300 feet away); The Pony Express (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named The Pony Express (about 300 feet away); Commissary Storehouse (about 300 feet away); A Father’s Grief . . . A Soldier’s Honor (about 300 feet away); The Post Hospital (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Laramie.
 
Close up map of Fort Laramie National Historic Site image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, August 30, 2008
2. Close up map of Fort Laramie National Historic Site
Cavalry Barracks Marker-close up photo image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, August 30, 2008
3. Cavalry Barracks Marker-close up photo
Cavalry Barracks Marker-distance photo image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, August 30, 2008
4. Cavalry Barracks Marker-distance photo
Other building on the NHS image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, August 30, 2008
5. Other building on the NHS
Fort Laramie National Historic Site-Entrance Sign image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, August 30, 2008
6. Fort Laramie National Historic Site-Entrance Sign
Inside Cavalry Barracks image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, August 2, 2015
7. Inside Cavalry Barracks
Cavalry Barracks Mess Hall image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, August 2, 2015
8. Cavalry Barracks Mess Hall
Cavalry Barracks Bunks image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, August 2, 2015
9. Cavalry Barracks Bunks
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on January 1, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 521 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on January 1, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland.   7, 8, 9. submitted on August 11, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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