Lake City in Marshall County, South Dakota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Constructed in 1867
The U.S. Springfield and the British-made Enfield were the two basic firearms of the Civil War period. Both muzzleloaders had a similar .58 caliber bore, so ammunition was interchangeable. With practice, each weapon could be loaded and fired ten times in five minutes.
Although the Springfield was more dependable and easier to use, some soldiers believed the Enfield had a slight edge in accuracy.
Mon. Dec. 4, 1865. Captain took all the ammunition over to the magazine and read the army regulations to the men.
Location. 45° 39.416′ N, 97° 31.845′ W. Marker is in Lake City, South Dakota, in Marshall County. Marker can be reached from 434th Ave. 1½ miles south of 118th Stret. The Marker is located .1 mile from the parking lot on the main foot path. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 11907 434th Ave,, Lake City SD 57247, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Guard House (here, next to this marker); Andrew Jackson Fisk Historic Trail (a few steps from this marker); Adjutants Office Quartermaster and Commissary Building (within shouting distance of this marker); The Laundress Quarters (within shouting distance of this marker); Officers' Quarters (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Sisseton (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); South Barracks (about 300 feet 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.)
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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 347 times since then and 15 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.