Fort Omaha Quartermaster Depot

Fort Omaha Quartermaster Depot (HM13F9)

Location: Omaha, NE 68111 Douglas County
Country: United States of America

N 41° 18.293', W 95° 57.64'

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Fort Omaha Walking Tour

Even after the 1869 completion of the transcontinental railroad, the Army relied on mules and wagons to outfit its isolated posts. The Department of the Platte, headquartered at Fort Omaha, paid over $700,000 to acquire and transport troops and freight.

Most of the freight, often purchased from Omaha businessmen, passed through the Omaha Quartermaster Depot. Supplies for the 1876 Little Big Horn campaign against the Sioux moved up the Missouri River from Omaha to General Crook in Wyoming. Millions of dollars in Indian annuities also passed through Fort Omaha.
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HM NumberHM13F9
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Marker Number12
Placed ByMetropolitan Community College, Historical Society of Douglas County, and Nebraska Committee for the Humanities
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 6th, 2014 at 5:55pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15T E 252139 N 4576831
Decimal Degrees41.30488333, -95.96066667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 18.293', W 95° 57.64'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 18' 17.58" N, 95° 57' 38.40" W
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Area Code(s)402
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 19-21 West Rd, Omaha NE 68111, US
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