Commissary Warehouse

Commissary Warehouse (HM14K5)

Location: Hays, KS 67601 Ellis County
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N 38° 51.794', W 99° 20.565'

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The commissary warehouse, which stored the fort's food supply, was located behind this sign. The commissary officer was responsible for food storage and preventing loss from theft and spoilage. Bars on the windows kept out enlisted men trying to supplement their meager daily rations.

In contrast to enlisted rations, the officers' "mess," as described by Captain Albert Barnitz in an 1867 letter to his wife, Jennie, sounds like a feast.

[W]e have good cooks, and the following is our bill of fare: French beef or buffalo meat roasted, boiled or fried. Potatoes - Eggs - ham - fresh peas (canned) - canned peaches, cherries and tomatoes etc.-canned - peach pies, fresh bread - stewed peaches - pickles - warm cakes, etc. etc?we have excellent coffee - ?Java.'
HM NumberHM14K5
Placed ByKansas Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 at 5:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 470263 N 4301655
Decimal Degrees38.86323333, -99.34275000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 51.794', W 99° 20.565'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 51' 47.64" N, 99° 20' 33.90" W
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Area Code(s)785
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1440-1498 Golf Course Rd, Hays KS 67601, US
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