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Fort Laramie in Goshen County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
 

Magazine

(Built in 1849)

 
 
Magazine Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 2, 2015
1. Magazine Marker
Inscription.
Restored here to the 1850-1862 period, the magazine is among the oldest surviving structures at Fort Laramie. It was during this early period that George Balch, 1st Lieutenant, Ordinance Corp, sent the following report to the Assistant Adjutant General:

I find all the ordnance property with the exception of the field guns and their carriages stored in the magazine arranged with much order and preserved with great care. The different kinds of ammunition piled together in such positions as to be easily reached, and the artillery implements and equipments, the small arms and their equipments properly disposed of on shelves and in boxes . . . ”

 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Location. 42° 12.2′ N, 104° 33.5′ W. Marker is in Fort Laramie, Wyoming, in Goshen County. Marker can be reached from State Highway 160, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is located at Fort Laramie National Historic Site. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Laramie WY 82212, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. “Officers Row” (within shouting distance of this marker); Infantry Barracks (within
Magazine Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 2, 2015
2. Magazine Marker
shouting distance of this marker); Old Bedlam (within shouting distance of this marker); John (Portugee) Phillips (within shouting distance of this marker); The Sutlerís Store (within shouting distance of this marker); A Fatherís Grief . . . A Soldierís Honor (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Pony Express (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named The Pony Express (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Laramie.
 
More about this marker. Pictures of items that would be stored in the magazine appear on the marker. These include rifles, simple shell, shell & spherical case, canister, solid shell, gunnerís haversack, gun worm, tow hook, vent pick, and sponge and rammer for a 3-nch rifle.
 
Also see . . .  Fort Laramie National Historic Site. (Submitted on August 11, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
Categories. Forts, Castles
 
Marker at Fort Laramie image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 2, 2015
3. Marker at Fort Laramie
Inside the Magazine at Fort Laramie image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 2, 2015
4. Inside the Magazine at Fort Laramie
Cannon and Limber at Fort Laramie image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 2, 2015
5. Cannon and Limber at Fort Laramie
These guns would be stored outside of the magazine.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 11, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 174 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 11, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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