North Barracks Historical

North Barracks Historical (HM1WT6)

Location: Eden, SD 57232 Marshall County
Country: United States of America

N 45° 39.489', W 97° 31.784'

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Constructed in 1864

Living conditions at the Fort were crude. Wood bunks were furnished with wool blankets and mattresses filled with straw. The bunks were uncomfortable and often infested with a variety of unwelcomed guests.

A poor diet of beans, cornmeal and salt pork, combined with crowded quarters and a lack of bathing facilities made life in the barracks an interesting experience.

Journal Entry

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.
HM NumberHM1WT6
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Date Added Monday, February 6th, 2017 at 9:04am PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14T E 614544 N 5057117
Decimal Degrees45.65815000, -97.52973333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 45° 39.489', W 97° 31.784'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds45° 39' 29.34" N, 97° 31' 47.04" W
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Area Code(s)605
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Co Hwy 5, Eden SD 57232, US
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