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Fort Riley in Geary County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Confederate POWs

 
 
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By Lee Hattabaugh, June 30, 2010
1. Confederate POWs Marker
Inscription.  Erected to the memory of Confederate soldiers whose remains are laid to rest here. They were captured during the New Mexico campaign that culminated in the Battle of Glorieta Pass fought on March 28, 1862 near Santa Fe.

Approximately 130 Confederate prisoners-of-war from the 2nd, 4th, 5th and 7th Regiments of Texas Volunteers were held at Fort Riley during the summer of 1862. Of these, seven are buried nearby.
 
Erected 1998 by Fort Riley Historical and Archaeological Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Civil.
 
Location. 39° 3.835′ N, 96° 47.669′ W. Marker is in Fort Riley, Kansas, in Geary County. Marker can be reached from Huebner Road, on the left when traveling west. Marker is located in the Fort Riley Post Cemetery, and can be reached from the entrance near the Ogden monument. 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. Cholera Epidemic of 1855 (within shouting distance of this marker); Vanguard of Freedom
Confederate POWs Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, June 30, 2010
2. Confederate POWs Marker
(about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ogden Monument (about 500 feet away); West Riding Hall / Polk Hall (approx. 0.4 miles away); Wounded Knee and Drexel Mission (approx. 0.4 miles away); Mose Waters' General Store (approx. 0.4 miles away); In Memory of the Gallant Dead of the Second U.S. Cavalry (approx. 0.6 miles away); To the United States Cavalry (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Riley.
 
Confederate POW image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, June 30, 2010
3. Confederate POW
Confederate POWs image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, June 30, 2010
4. Confederate POWs
Confederate POWs Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, June 30, 2010
5. Confederate POWs Marker
Shows the location of this marker in Section C of the Fort Riley cemetery.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 7, 2010, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,003 times since then and 20 times this year. Last updated on June 10, 2014, by Scott Nebeker of Salt Lake City, Utah. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 7, 2010, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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