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Hays in Ellis County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Quartermaster's Complex

 
 
Quartermaster's Complex Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., February 20, 2012
1. Quartermaster's Complex Marker
Inscription.

The massive quartermaster's complex was located 100 yards behind the sign. The complex included offices, noncommissioned staff quarters, warehouses, shops, and wagon shed. The quartermaster was in charge of all equipment, supplies, transportation, animals, and construction and building repairs, as well as the post inventory. His shops included those of the blacksmith, wheelwright, carpenters, and saddlers.

Quartermaster Reed is now superintending the erection of winter quarters, which are very ample and possess that air of comfort calculated to fill a soldier's heart with joy and satisfaction which are so very necessary, at this season of the year, to insure peace and harmony in a military camp.
- Junction City Weekly Union
, November 30, 1867
 
Erected by Kansas Historical Society.
 
Location. 38° 51.729′ N, 99° 20.561′ W. Marker is in Hays, Kansas, in Ellis County. Touch for map. Marker is on the grounds of Fort Hays State Historic Site, off US Hwy 163 Alternate. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1472 US Highway 163 Alternate, Hays KS 67601, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Post Hospital (a few steps from this marker); Post Surgeon's Quarters
Quartermaster's Complex Photo on Marker image. Click for full size.
By Unknown, undated
2. Quartermaster's Complex Photo on Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Chapel (within shouting distance of this marker); Icehouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Laundress' Quarters (within shouting distance of this marker); Blockhouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Band Barracks (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Hays (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hays.
 
Also see . . .
1. Fort Hays State Historic Site. (Submitted on September 25, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Fort Hays at Kansapedia. (Submitted on September 25, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesMan-Made FeaturesWars, US Indian
 
Quartermaster's Complex Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., February 20, 2012
3. Quartermaster's Complex Marker
Looking northeast
Quartermaster's Complex Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., February 20, 2012
4. Quartermaster's Complex Marker
Looking northwest toward Visitor Center
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 25, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 177 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 25, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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