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Lake City in Marshall County, South Dakota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Guard House

Constructed in 1865

 
 
Guard House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ruth VanSteenwyk, April 12, 2016
1. Guard House Marker
Inscription.
Low morale often led to discipline problems at the Fort. For disobeying orders, a soldier may have been forced to "ride" the wooden horse. Serious infractions resulted in time spent in the guard house.

Journal Entry
Memorandum: Dick Wilson enlisted in our squad from S. Paul in October 1863. He was a very bad case. His home has been the guard house ever since he enlisted. He broke out and deserted the 13th of February. He was caught and brought back. Again he broke out and deserted, and this time succeeded in getting away.
 
Location. 45° 39.415′ N, 97° 31.84′ W. Marker is in Lake City, South Dakota, in Marshall County. Marker can be reached from 434th Ave. 1 miles south of 118th Stret. Touch for map. The Marker is located .1 mile from the parking lot on the main foot path. 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. Magazine (here, next to this marker); Andrew Jackson Fisk Historic Trail (a few steps from this marker); Adjutants Office (within shouting distance of this marker); Quartermaster and Commissary Building (within shouting
Guard House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ruth VanSteenwyk, April 12, 2016
2. Guard House Marker
distance of this marker); The Laundress Quarters (within shouting distance of this marker); Officers' Quarters (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); South Barracks (about 300 feet away); Fort Sisseton (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.)
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesSettlements & Settlers
 
Buildings to the South including the Guard House. image. Click for full size.
By Ruth VanSteenwyk, April 12, 2016
3. Buildings to the South including the Guard House.
Fort Sisseton State Historic Park Sign image. Click for full size.
By Ruth VanSteenwyk, December 6, 2015
4. Fort Sisseton State Historic Park Sign
 
 
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 299 times since then. 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.
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