Fort Sedgwick, Colorado Territory

Fort Sedgwick, Colorado Territory (HMVV7)

Location: Julesburg, CO 80737 Sedgwick County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 56.341', W 102° 22.7'

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"We have no business to put men out here unless we give them food and shelter, and all things but sand and water must be hauled from 1 to 400 miles."
Lt. Gen. William T. Sherman, Fort Sedgwick, August 1866

Camp Rankin was established just north of here in September 1864 as a response to increasing troubles from Plains Indians. The post was soon renamed Fort Sedgwick in honor of Major General John Sedgwick, a Civil War hero.

Beginning as a couple of sod huts surrounded by a sod wall, the fort quickly grew into a full-blown military installation before fading into oblivion a short seven years later.

Fort Sedgwick's troops protected telegraph lines and stage stations, and kept the Overland Route open for commerce and travel.

This marker stands at the site of the fort hospital.

HM NumberHMVV7
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Date Added Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 at 3:43pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)13T E 720700 N 4535297
Decimal Degrees40.93901667, -102.37833333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 56.341', W 102° 22.7'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 56' 20.46" N, 102° 22' 42.00" W
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Area Code(s)308, 970
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 13973-14005 Co Rd 28, Julesburg CO 80737, US
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