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Historical Markers in Eden, South Dakota

 
Clickable Map of Marshall County, South Dakota and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Marshall County, SD (36) Brown County, SD (55) Day County, SD (22) Roberts County, SD (21) Richland County, ND (18) Sargent County, ND (1)  MarshallCounty(36) Marshall County (36)  BrownCounty(55) Brown County (55)  DayCounty(22) Day County (22)  RobertsCounty(21) Roberts County (21)  RichlandCountyNorth Dakota(18) Richland County (18)  SargentCounty(1) Sargent County (1)
Britton is the county seat for Marshall County
Eden is in Marshall County
      Marshall County (36)  
ADJACENT TO MARSHALL COUNTY
      Brown County (55)  
      Day County (22)  
      Roberts County (21)  
      Richland County, North Dakota (18)  
      Sargent County, North Dakota (1)  
 
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1 South Dakota, Marshall County, Eden — Adjutant's OfficeConstructed 1869
"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
2 South Dakota, Marshall County, Eden — Andrew Jackson Fisk Historic Trail
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
3 South Dakota, Marshall County, Eden — Andrew Jackson Fisk Historic Trail
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
4 South Dakota, Marshall County, Eden — Blockhouse and BreastworksBeginning Construction 1864
"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 . . . Map (db m162305) HM
5 South Dakota, Marshall County, Eden — Commanding Officer's QuartersConstructed 1865-1867 Reported permanently removed
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
6 South Dakota, Marshall County, Eden — Commissary/Quartermaster Sergeant's QuartersConstructed 1882
"Wed. Jan. 3, 1866. Have been to work all day at headquarters making out monthly returns for December 1865. Took a list of clothing the boys wanted to draw for January." The Commissary Sergeants earned a wage of $21.00 per month. Their . . . Map (db m197924) HM
7 South Dakota, Marshall County, Eden — Doctor's ResidenceConstructed in 1881
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
8 South Dakota, Marshall County, Eden — Guard HouseConstructed in 1865
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
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9 South Dakota, Marshall County, Eden — HospitalConstructed in 1887 Reported permanently removed
Sun. Nov. 26, 1865. Doc and Shep 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
10 South Dakota, Marshall County, Eden — HospitalConstructed in 1887
"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 . . . Map (db m162299) HM
11 South Dakota, Marshall County, Eden — LibraryConstructed in 1881 Reported permanently removed
Wed. Jan. 3, 1866. 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 . . . Map (db m162136) HM
12 South Dakota, Marshall County, Eden — Library-SchoolhouseConstructed 1881
"Tues. Jan 2. [1866] Finished reading a good novel titled the '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 . . . Map (db m162296) HM
13 South Dakota, Marshall County, Eden — MagazineConstructed 1867
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
14 South Dakota, Marshall County, Eden — North BarracksConstructed in 1864
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
15 South Dakota, Marshall County, Eden — Officers' QuartersConstructed in 1867
"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
16 South Dakota, Marshall County, Eden — Quartermaster and Commissary Building Reported permanently removed
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
17 South Dakota, Marshall County, Eden — South BarracksConstructed in 1864
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
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18 South Dakota, Marshall County, Eden — StableConstructed 1865
“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
 
 
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