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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Eden, South Dakota
Location of Eden, South Dakota
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| "Sat. Nov. 25, 1865. Ft. Wadsworth. Arrived at 3 p.m. Received my pay, paid my debts and have $20 left." As the assistant to the commanding officer, the adjutant kept track of the men who were on furlough, in the hospital or on field . . . — — Map (db m162309) HM|
Wed. Oct. 25, 1865. Our company is ordered to Fort Wadsworth-- bad luck to them! Men feel badly about being ordered to Wadsworth--it seems as though it was going out of the world again. But it is a soldier's duty to obey orders.
Andrew . . . — — Map (db m101242) HM|
Wed. Oct. 25, 1865. Our company is ordered to Fort Wadsworth-- bad luck to them! Men feel badly about being ordered to Wadsworth--it seems as though it was going out of the world again. But it is a soldier's duty to obey . . . — — Map (db m162131) HM|
| "Wed. Oct 22, 1865. Fifteen men armed two stockades." Fort Wadsworth (Fort Sisseton) was surrounded on three sides by water and situated on a hill. These were the fort's natural defenses. Structural defense systems consisted of blockhouses . . . — — Map (db m162305) WM|
|Thurs. Dec. 7, 1865. Major Rose called all the companies together today, gave them a talking to and much good advice. There has been quite a spirit of unrest among the men. The men were anxious to return to civil life.
This structure was . . . — — Map (db m162304) HM|
One of the doctor's duties was to record mammal sightings. In 1869, elk, buffalo, antelope, grey wolf, and black bear were recorded. The antelope is the only animal still sighted in this region.
Due to dwindling numbers, an order was . . . — — Map (db m101238) HM|
|Memorandum: Dick Wilson enlisted in our squad from S. Paul in October 1863. He was a very bad case. His home has been the guard house ever since he enlisted. He broke out and deserted the 13th of February. He was caught and brought back. Again he . . . — — Map (db m101229) HM|
|Sun. Nov. 26, 1865. Doc and Sep up all night gambling. Blowers and Peterson each made $25 tonight playing "Honest-John."
During the Roaring Twenties, the Fort was leased for use as a hunting lodge. The hospital became the club room and . . . — — Map (db m162132) HM|
| Fri. Nov. 17. Doc and Tom Holdship arrived from St. Paul via Ridgely. Doc looks well. Holdship has immense whiskers. Drew up a list of clothing needed by men." Dampness from living in the barracks, harsh weather conditions and illness is . . . — — Map (db m162299) WM|
|Wed. Jan. 3, 1886. We are mighty anxious to get mail. Nothing will make soldiers homesick so quick as not receiving letters from families or friends.
Filling the countless hours proved to be a soldier's greatest challenge. According to one . . . — — Map (db m162136) HM|
| "Tues. Jan 2.  Finished reading a good novel titled 'Love Test.' It's a splendid story. C.O. Frenchies' writing school is in full blast tonight in the kitchen. About 40 of the boys are attending. It is a good thing-makes the evening passed . . . — — Map (db m162296) HM|
| Mon. Dec. 4, 1865. Captain took all the ammunition over to the magazine and read the army regulations to the men.
The U.S. Springfield and the British-made Enfield were the two basic firearms of the Civil War period. Both muzzleloaders . . . — — Map (db m162310) HM|
|Sun. Nov. 12, 1865. The fort has greatly improved since we were here a year ago. Stone quarters nearly completed for us to go into.
Living conditions at the Fort were crude. Wood bunks were furnished with wool blankets and mattresses . . . — — Map (db m101233) HM|
|"Thursday, Jan. 18. Lt. Briley has taken command of the company. He has been relieved from duty at inspection-except at his post. He was over to Roll Call this morning but nobody was up-when Sgt. Knight politely told him that we hadn't had any . . . — — Map (db m162308) HM|
The log building had a shingled roof and was 145' long and 24' wide. A storage cellar sat under on-third of the building. While large, the building was not well constructed. Rain and snow blew through the roof and damaged supplies.
When . . . — — Map (db m162138) HM|
Tues. Nov. 14, 1865. Took the best bath I could and put on clean clothes, first time in nearly three weeks. We indulged in a stag dance this evening.
Soldiers spent much of their off duty time playing chess, checkers and card games. . . . — — Map (db m101231) HM|
|“Tues. Dec. 12, 1865. Very cold-very. My pony broke through the ice while I was watering him and he nearly perished with cold before I could get him back to the stable.”
During the winter of 1864, there was an urgent need to . . . — — Map (db m162140) HM|