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Mandan in Morton County, North Dakota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Commanding Officer’s Quarters

Fort Abraham Lincoln

 
 
Commanding Officer’s Quarters Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, June 9, 1997
1. Commanding Officer’s Quarters Marker
Inscription.  The commanding officer’s quarters was one of seven frame residences (called Officers Row) built n 1873 to house cavalry officers stationed at Fort Abraham Lincoln. The first commanding officer and tenant was Lt. Colonel (Brevet Major General) George A. Custer.

In February 1874, a fire destroyed the original buildings and most of its furnishing. It was rebuilt during the summer of 1874 incorporating several features suggested by the Custers. The original home contained five fireplaces, a parlor, dining room, bedrooms kitchen, pantry and cellar. The second home included an expanded parlor with bay window, a dressing room off the main floor bedroom, a large porch and an addition to the rear of the house. Further information and exhibits on the Custer House can be found inside. Plans for this reconstructed second house were gathered from old records and correspondence, and an archeological survey of the foundation.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesWars, US Indian.
 
Location. 46° 45.971′ N, 100° 50.851′ 

Entrance to the Commanding Officer’s Quarters with reenactors. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, June 9, 1997
2. Entrance to the Commanding Officer’s Quarters with reenactors.
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W. Marker is in Mandan, North Dakota, in Morton County. Marker is on Fort Lincoln Road. This marker is on the grounds of Fort Abraham Lincoln. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4480 Fort Lincoln Road, Mandan ND 58554, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Civilian Conservation Corps Project (within shouting distance of this marker); Civilian Conservation Corps (within shouting distance of this marker); Slant Indian Village (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Powder Magazines (approx. 0.3 miles away); Laundress' Quarter: "Suds Row" (approx. 0.3 miles away); Schoolhouse (approx. 0.3 miles away); Scouts (approx. 0.3 miles away); Barracks (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mandan.
 
Sign at the entrance to Fort Abraham Lincoln image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, June 9, 1997
3. Sign at the entrance to Fort Abraham Lincoln
The year is 1875
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 13, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 12, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 244 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 12, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
 
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Oct. 5, 2022