Band Barracks

Band Barracks (HM14LV)

Location: Hays, KS 67601 Ellis County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 51.696', W 99° 20.537'

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A regimental band was located where there were regimental headquarters. The 18th U.S. Infantry band is pictured here. The band's quarters, located between the blockhouse and post trader's store, consisted of two buildings. One was the barracks and the other was a combination mess hall and practice room. When no regimental band was assigned to the fort, the building served, among other things, as the library and chapel.

The Fifth Cavalry Band have returned from their eastern trip. They created quite a sensation; and the general verdict was, that never had such music been heard before. The citizens of Lawrence, Topeka and Leavenworth were enraptured with their playing, and have engaged them for some forthcoming festivities.
- Hays Sentinel
, February 1876
HM NumberHM14LV
Placed ByKansas Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, October 13th, 2014 at 11:21pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 470303 N 4301474
Decimal Degrees38.86160000, -99.34228333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 51.696', W 99° 20.537'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 51' 41.76" N, 99° 20' 32.22" 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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