Infantry Barracks

Infantry Barracks (HM1MS0)

Location: Fort Laramie, WY 82212 Goshen County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 12.186', W 104° 33.468'

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      In answer to the perpetual need for housing, construction of an enlisted men's barracks commenced at the opposite end of these foundation ruins. The barracks were extended in this direction as more men were assigned. Kitchens, mess halls, laundress' quarters and latrines were built behind (to your left).       Home to about 150 men, the two-story barracks were sparsely furnished. Bunks, made of wood by the quartermaster, were two tiers high with each tier accommodating two men. The Indian wars term "Bunkie," referring to a soldier's closest comrade, derived from this sleeping arrangement.       The two-story barracks were replaced in 1868 by a one-story barracks.
HM NumberHM1MS0
Placed ByNational Park Service
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Date Added Tuesday, August 11th, 2015 at 5:03pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)13T E 536505 N 4672421
Decimal Degrees42.20310000, -104.55780000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 12.186', W 104° 33.468'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 12' 11.16" N, 104° 33' 28.08" W
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Area Code(s)307
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Unnamed Road, Fort Laramie WY 82212, US
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