Banner in Sheridan County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
Post Commanderís Quarters:
The Best Structure on Post
1867 quartermaster inspections of Fort Phil Kearny indicated the poor condition of many of the buildings on post and that they needed rebuilding. These included the barracks, officerís quarters, post headquarters and more. The post commanderís house was a 48 by 32 foot frame construction structure, built of fire dried trees, shingled, with a 22 by 13 foot attached kitchen, and brick chimneys. This was probably the best structure on post.
The house was built by the regimental band for Colonel Carrington. It initially housed the Colonel, his wife Margaret, their sons Jimmy and Harry, and butler George. It was then occupied in turn by later Post Commanders Henry Wessells and Jonathan Smith.
Two archaeological pits have been left open for viewing. They show the remains of the interior ground structure of the commanderís house.
Location. 44° 31.912′ N, 106° 49.602′ W. Marker is in Banner, Wyoming, in Sheridan County. Marker can be reached from Wagon Box Road, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is located inside Fort Phil Kearny. Marker is in this post office area: Banner WY 82832, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. The Magazine: (within shouting distance of this marker); Officers Row (within shouting distance of this marker); The Cavalrymanís Quarters: (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Touring the Fort (about 300 feet away); Protecting the Travelers or the Garrison? (about 300 feet away); Pilot Hill (about 400 feet away); Cemetery Site (about 400 feet away); The Bozeman Trail (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Banner.
More about this marker. An Artist Concept and Location of the Post Commanderís Quarters are at the bottom right of the marker. At the lower left are portraits of Colonel Henry and Margaret Carrington.
Also see . . . Fort Phil Kearny State Historic Site. (Submitted on August 25, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
Categories. • Forts, Castles •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 24, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 154 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 24, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.