Ordnance Magazine

Ordnance Magazine (HM13FH)

Location: Omaha, NE 68111 Douglas County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 18.333', W 95° 57.488'

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Fort Omaha Walking Tour

This small, tin-roofed building hardly suggests its central role in the mission of the officers and troops once stationed at Fort Omaha. Constructed in 1883-84, the ordnance magazine was the chief storage place for weapons and ammunition.

It was General Crook's intention to maintain an army of "soldiers fit for combat - not for parade," and his successors continued to regularly train their men to be accurate marksmen.

Nickel-plated Colt revolvers, Springfield, Remington and Winchester rifles, and Gatling and Hotchkiss guns (the last two early predecessors of rapid-fire machine guns) were weapons integral to the success of many U.S. Army engagements on the frontier.

Developing technology kept this magazine filled with up-to-date weaponry and ammunition. Rifles made room for cylinders of igniters for portable flame throwers and for grenade launchers.

When the Army Balloon School was located at Fort Omaha, the magazine was converted into a Signal Corps monitor radio station. When the Navy occupied the post from 1947 to 1974, the building was restored partially to its original function, the storage of small arms and ammunition.
HM NumberHM13FH
Marker Number11
Placed ByMetropolitan Community College, Historical Society of Douglas County, and Nebraska Committee for the Humanities
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 at 9:48am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15T E 252354 N 4576898
Decimal Degrees41.30555000, -95.95813333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 18.333', W 95° 57.488'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 18' 19.98" N, 95° 57' 29.28" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)402
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 44300 Second Road, Omaha NE 68111, US
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