Near Lake City in Marshall County, South Dakota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
The cemetery roster reveals countless hardships. Nine of the people interred in this cemetery succumbed to typhoid, and four to consumption (tuberculosis). Two each died by fever, drowning, freezing, bronchitis, pneumonia, meningitis and gunshot wounds. Scurvy, suicide, heat, stomach disorder, and alcohol-related accident, and complications during childbirth each claimed another life. Three infants died before reaching three months of age.
Shortly before abandonment in 1889, the remains buried here were moved to Custer National Cemetery in Montana.
Wed. Feb. 21. 1866. Buried Corporal Harkness. First man we have buried at this fort and I hope the last.
Location. 45° 39.594′ N, 97° 32.234′ W. Marker is near Lake City, South Dakota, in Marshall County. Marker can be reached from 434th Ave.. Touch for map. The Marker is located .5 miles from the main road. You can drive on a park road out to the cemetery at the Fort Sisseton State Historic Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 11907 434th Ave,, Lake City SD 57247, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. This Fort is for the Birds (approx. ¼ mile away); Wealth of Wildlife (approx. ¼ mile Doctor's Residence (approx. 0.3 miles away); Commanding Officer's Quarters (approx. 0.3 miles away); Hospital (approx. 0.3 miles away); Officers' Quarters (approx. 0.3 miles away); Bulldozing the Landscape (approx. 0.3 miles away); Fort Sisseton (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lake City.
Also see . . . Fort Sisseton State Historic Park. (Submitted on February 3, 2017, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota.)
Categories. • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Forts, Castles •
Credits. This page was last revised on February 4, 2017. This page originally submitted on February 3, 2017, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 240 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 3, 2017, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.