Sign on photo says:
The five log buildings located behind the stone barracks were probably used to house officers while the rest
of the fort was under construction. The center building was later used as a fix post hospital.
Sergeant John James and family were living in the house on the far right at the time of the Dakota
attacks, and the relief buildings probably also housed married soldier's families.
Photo is the foundation of the only house still left.
The buildings at the top of the picture are the log houses.
This page was made
Top picture courtesy of Minnesota Historical Society, taken at Fort
Middle picture courtesy of Mr. Olson, taken at Fort Ridgely
Bottom picture courtesy of Minnesota Historical Society