Post Cemetery Historical

Post Cemetery Historical (HM1WS2)

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

N 45° 39.594', W 97° 32.234'

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The cemetery roster reveals countless hardships. Nine of the people interred in this cemetery succumbed to typhoid, and four to consumption (tuberculosis). Two each died by fever, drowning, freezing, bronchitis, pneumonia, meningitis and gunshot wounds. Scurvy, suicide, heat, stomach disorder, and alcohol-related accident, and complications during childbirth each claimed another life. Three infants died before reaching three months of age.

Shortly before abandonment in 1889, the remains buried here were moved to Custer National Cemetery in Montana.

Journal Entry

Wed. Feb. 21. 1866. Buried Corporal Harkness. First man we have buried at this fort and I hope the last.
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HM NumberHM1WS2
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, February 4th, 2017 at 1:01pm PST -08:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14T E 613957 N 5057301
Decimal Degrees45.65990000, -97.53723333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 45° 39.594', W 97° 32.234'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds45° 39' 35.64" N, 97° 32' 14.04" 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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