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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Fort Riley, Kansas
Location of Fort Riley, Kansas
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|Artist - James Nathan Muir A tribute to the Cavalrymen and their Horses who so faithfully served our Nation Dedicated October 2003 — — Map (db m74341) HM|
On 14 July 1965, the 2nd Battalion, 16th Infantry arrived at Vung Tau, Vietnam, aboard the U.S.N.S Gordon. Three months later, on 10 October 1965, the 1st Battalion, 16th Infantry arrived at Vung Tau aboard the U.S.N.S Mann. During . . . — — Map (db m89131) HM WM|
|By capturing bridge at Remagen on March 7, 1945 became first allied troops to cross the Rhine. Campaigns: Ardennes Rhineland Central Europe — — Map (db m43929) HM|
|Camp Funston was established as one of sixteen Divisional Cantonment Training Camps during World War I. Construction of the 2,000 acre camp began during the summer of 1917 and eventually encompassed approximately 1,400 buildings Major General . . . — — Map (db m32848) HM|
|In this area rest the remains of approximately 100 soldiers, civilian workers, and their dependents who perished at Fort Riley, Kansas Territory, during the cholera epidemic in the summer of 1855. These soldiers and civilian workers were engaged in . . . — — Map (db m74308) HM|
|Erected to the memory of Confederate soldiers whose remains are laid to rest here. They were captured during the New Mexico campaign that culminated in the Battle of Glorieta Pass fought on March 28, 1862 near Santa Fe. Approximately 130 . . . — — Map (db m74309) HM|
|Used as an indoor training arena by mounted troops, the Cavalry School, and the U.S. Olympic Equestrian Team and for horse shows and polo games until 1948. — — Map (db m66651) HM|
| The first Kansas Territorial Legislature met in this building, July 2-6, 1855.
Admittance Free — — Map (db m32758) HM|
|This building was erected in 1855 in the now extinct town of Pawnee for the first legislature of the territory of Kansas. The members were mostly Missourians, fraudulently elected in an effort to make Kansas a slave state. They came in wagons and on . . . — — Map (db m33038) HM|
Here where the Republican and Smoky Hill rivers unite to form the Kansas, Fremont's expedition of 1843 camped and reported great numbers of elk, antelope and Indians. In 1852 the army selected the site for a Western outpost, temporarily called . . . — — Map (db m32755) HM|
|This monument, erected in December 1918, is dedicated to the men who trained at Camp Funston during World War I. Between the fall of 1917 and November 1918, approximately 50,000 soldiers received their basic training at this camp. These soldiers . . . — — Map (db m32847) HM|
| Both Towers In honor of those who mobilized and deployed through Fort Riley who dies in support of the Global War on Terrorism — — Map (db m43930) WM|
of the one and one half million
horses and mules of the Union and
Confederate armies who were killed
were wounded, or died from disease
in the Civil War
Sculpture by Tessa Pullan 1996
Gift to the . . . — — Map (db m88994) WM|
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|This locomotive was donated to Fort Riley by the Union Pacific Railroad on 7 February 1958 for display as a symbol of contribution toward development of the midwest subsequent to 1865. Manufactured as a coal steam engine in 1908 it was . . . — — Map (db m74339) HM|
Armament: .50 cal. machine gun
Crew: 2 plus 11 infantry
Weight: 24,600 lbs
Speed: 42 mph
Range: 300 miles
The M113 was introduced in 1960 and used by the 1st Infantry Division as the primary armored personnel . . . — — Map (db m80746) HM
Type: Multiple Gun Motor Carrier
Armament: .50 Cal Machine-gun
Combat Weight: 22,000 lbs.
Max Speed: 45 MPH
Range: 210 miles
Built by the White Motor Company and introduced into service in 1943. Designed as an . . . — — Map (db m80743) HM
Type: Light Tank
Armament: 75 mm Gun
Cal .50 MG
Cal .30 MG
Engine: 220 Horsepower
Max Speed: 34 MPH
Width: 8' 9" Length: 16' 3"
Height: 8' 1" Weight: 18 Tons
Used since 1945 by armored . . . — — Map (db m80757) HM
Armament: .50 cal. machine gun
Crew: 3 plus 10 infantry
Weight: 18,800 lbs
Speed: 45 mph
Range: 220 miles
The basic M3 half-track was fielded in 1940 and used on all fronts throughout World War II. This vehicle . . . — — Map (db m66650) HM
Armament: M3 90 mm gun
Weight: 62,004 lbs
Speed: 30 mph
Range: 149 miles
The M36 nicknamed the "Jackson", started its action in July 1944 in Europe. The tank carried the M3 90 mm gun - the most . . . — — Map (db m80747) HM
Armament: 37 mm gun
Weight: 950 lbs
Range: 12,800 yds
The M3A1 is a light anti-tank weapon developed in 1937 and introduced in 1940. Production was terminated as a result of poor performance during the . . . — — Map (db m80756) HM
Armament: 76 mm gun, .50 cal. MG, 30 cal. MG
Weight: 64,000 lbs
Speed: 26 mph
Range: 120 miles
The M4 Sherman, in its many variations, saw service with the 1st infantry Division units in World War II. . . . — — Map (db m80745) HM
Type: Light Tank
Armament: Main 1 x 37mm gun M6
Secondary: 2 x 30 Cal. Browning M.G.
Manufacturer: Cadillac Division of GMC
Production: February, 1942 - July 1944
Engine: Cadillac Twin V8 220HP
Max Speed: 36 MPH
Crew: 4 . . . — — Map (db m80744) HM
|This structure is named for Mose Waters, the post sutler who built it in 1888 as a general store and recreation center. It became the first post exchange in 1897 and was converted to living quarters in 1930. — — Map (db m80760) HM|
This area encompasses a portion of the National Rifle Range.
The idea for such a site originated with Congressional legislation in 1904. The Army's growing emphasis on marksmanship and the idea that Fort Riley was the geographical center of . . . — — Map (db m74298) HM|
| South Side Brevet Major E.A. OGDEN Assistant Quartermaster died at Fort Riley Aug. 3d 1855 Aged 44 years I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from . . . — — Map (db m43970) HM|
|(West side) Brevet Major E.A. OGDEN Assistant Quartermaster U.S. Army died at Fort Riley Aug. 3rd 1855 Aged 44 years And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from . . . — — Map (db m74300) HM|
|Named in honor of Private Robert T. Henry, 16th Infantry, 1st Infantry Division, posthumously awarded the MEDAL OF HONOR for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity above and beyond the call of duty in action at Luchen, Germany 3 . . . — — Map (db m43969) WM|
Named in honor of the Sturgis family.
Colonel Samuel D. Sturgis fought in the Indian Wars for 40 years (1846-1886) to expand the American Frontier in the west.
His son, Major General Samuel D. Sturgis Jr., served in the U.S. Army with . . . — — Map (db m76642) HM WM|
| Model. M65 280 m.m. Weight. 42,500 lbs. Length. 42 feet (1) One of only (3) three in existence, the other two are located at Ft. Sill, Oklahoma and the U.S. Army Ordinance Center in Aberdeen, Maryland. It was placed in service November 17, 1952 . . . — — Map (db m168310) HM|
|Between 1846 and 1869, thousands of Mormon immigrants traversed the Great Plains enroute to sanctuary in the Great Basin of the Rocky Mountains. The main route ran through Nebraska, paralleling the Platte River.
A cholera epidemic in the fall . . . — — Map (db m43936) HM|
|Dedicated to the Third Armored Field Artillery Battalion whose members fought with valor and distinction in the Rhineland, Ardennes and Central Europe campaigns of World War II receiving a Presidential Unit Citation for sustained artillery fire, . . . — — Map (db m43928) HM|
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|This statue, honoring the United States Cavalry and its role in the settlement of the West, is located on what was long known as the Cavalry Parade Ground at Fort Riley.
It was constructed in three dimensions through the artistry of the . . . — — Map (db m74313) HM|
COL Hiram E. Tuttle (1882-1956) served at Fort Riley for 12 years. He gained fame as a dressage rider and won a bronze medal for the U.S. Equestrian team in the 1932 Los Angeles Olympics. He competed again in the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games.
COL . . . — — Map (db m80762) HM|
|Dedicated on June 15, 1975 to the gallant soldiers of the United States Army who for 200 years have died in defense of their country. — — Map (db m74340) HM|
| (Left of Stairs) West Riding Hall Constructed 1908 Used as an indoor training arena by mounted troops, the Cavalry School, and the U.S. Olympic equestrian team and for horse shows and polo games until 1952 (Right of stairs) . . . — — Map (db m44341) HM|
|To the soldiers who were killed in battle with Sioux Indians at Wounded Knee and Drexel Mission, South Dakota, December 29 and 30, 1890. Erected as a tribute of affection by their comrades of the Medical Department and Seventh Cavalry, U.S. Army, . . . — — Map (db m74311) HM|