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Mandan in Morton County, North Dakota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Commanding Officerís Quarters

Fort Abraham Lincoln

 
 
Commanding Officerís Quarters Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 9, 1997
1. Commanding Officerís Quarters Marker
Inscription. The commanding officerís quarters was one of seven frame residences (called Officers Row) built n 1873 to house cavalry officers stationed at Fort Abraham Lincoln. The first commanding officer and tenant was Lt. Colonel (Brevet Major General) George A. Custer.

In February 1874, a fire destroyed the original buildings and most of its furnishing. It was rebuilt during the summer of 1874 incorporating several features suggested by the Custers. The original home contained five fireplaces, a parlor, dining room, bedrooms kitchen, pantry and cellar. The second home included an expanded parlor with bay window, a dressing room off the main floor bedroom, a large porch and an addition to the rear of the house. Further information and exhibits on the Custer House can be found inside. Plans for this reconstructed second house were gathered from old records and correspondence, and an archeological survey of the foundation.
 
Location. 46° 45.971′ N, 100° 50.851′ W. Marker is in Mandan, North Dakota, in Morton County. Marker is on Fort Lincoln Road. Touch for map. This marker is on the grounds of Fort Abraham Lincoln. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4480 Fort Lincoln Road, Mandan ND 58554, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker

Entrance to the Commanding Officerís Quarters with reenactors. image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 9, 1997
2. Entrance to the Commanding Officerís Quarters with reenactors.
, measured as the crow flies. First News of Custerís Death (approx. 4 miles away); The Pioneer Family (approx. 4.7 miles away); All Veterans Memorial (approx. 4.8 miles away); Combat Wounded Veterans (approx. 4.8 miles away); Boxcar used in the 1st World War (approx. 4.8 miles away); Sakakawea Statue (approx. 4.9 miles away); The Honorable John Burke (approx. 4.9 miles away); Mandan Scenic Overlook (approx. 6.6 miles away).
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesWars, US Indian
 
Sign at the entrance to Fort Abraham Lincoln image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 9, 1997
3. Sign at the entrance to Fort Abraham Lincoln
The year is 1875
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 13, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 12, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 136 times since then and 55 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 12, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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