Cholera Epidemic of 1855

Cholera Epidemic of 1855 (HM1ETI)

Location: Fort Riley, KS 66442 Geary County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 3.811', W 96° 47.656'

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In this area rest the remains of approximately 100 soldiers, civilian workers, and their dependents who perished at Fort Riley, Kansas Territory, during the cholera epidemic in the summer of 1855. These soldiers and civilian workers were engaged in the initial construction of the buildings for the new post. Wooden crosses that originally marked their graves were destroyed by a prairie fire allegedly started by the Indians. The exact location of their graves remains unknown.
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Date Added Monday, October 20th, 2014 at 7:14am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 690837 N 4326140
Decimal Degrees39.06351667, -96.79426667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 3.811', W 96° 47.656'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 3' 48.66" N, 96° 47' 39.36" W
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Area Code(s)785
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 100-198 Custer Rd, Fort Riley KS 66442, US
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