Fort Riley in Geary County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
died at Fort Riley
Aug. 3rd 1855
Aged 44 years
And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth; yea saith the spirit, that they may rest from their labors: and their works do follow them.
(North side) On the site marked by this monument, MAJOR OGDEN, in 1855, opened a quarry from which was obtained stones used in the construction of the first permanent buildings erected at FORT RILEY
(South side) This monument is a duplicate of the OGDEN MONUMENT which until 1923 stood on the crest of hill three hundred yards north of this point and the stone on which this inscription is carved was taken from the original monument.
Location. 39° 3.859′ N, 96° 47.569′ W. Marker is in Fort Riley, Kansas, in Geary County. Marker is on Huebner Road 0.4 miles west of Sheridan Avenue, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Immediately southwest of the Ogden Monument is an entrance to the Fort Riley Post Cemetery. The entrance is down a descending road and might be easily missed.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Confederate POWs (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cholera Epidemic of 1855 (about 500 feet away); Vanguard of Freedom (approx. 0.2 miles away); West Riding Hall / Polk Hall (approx. 0.3 miles away); Wounded Knee and Drexel Mission (approx. 0.3 miles away); Mose Waters' General Store (approx. 0.3 miles away); In Memory of the Gallant Dead of the Second U.S. Cavalry (approx. half a mile away); To the United States Cavalry (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Riley.
More about this marker. The marker itself is located where Huebner Road reaches its highest altitude and makes a nearly 90° curve. While it is easy to enter the road that surrounds the monument, please be aware that exiting should be done with caution as both directions of traffic are on a blind curve and climb up Huebner Road.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 6, 2010, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. This page has been viewed 851 times since then and 4 times this year. Last updated on June 10, 2014, by Scott Nebeker of Salt Lake City, Utah. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 6, 2010, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. 5. submitted on November 6, 2014. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.