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.
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|Date Added||Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 at 3:43pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||13T E 720700 N 4535297|
|Decimal Degrees||40.93901667, -102.37833333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 40° 56.341', W 102° 22.7'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||40° 56' 20.46" N, 102° 22' 42.00" W|
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|Area Code(s)||308, 970|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 13973-14005 Co Rd 28, Julesburg CO 80737, US|
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