Returning to Service at Fort Buford, Dakota Territory

William Sydnor Gilbreath III Family Scrapbook Ca. 1882

In spring 1881, after twenty years of service, Captain Erasmus Corwin Gilbreath briefly contemplated retirement. Gilbreath and his wife rented a house in her hometown of Baltimore, Maryland. However, Gilbreath, “found nothing to do.” Thus after a yearlong leave of absence, Gilbreath returned to his unit stationed at Fort Buford in Dakota Territory. Gilbreath’s family remained in Baltimore, Maryland without him until 1883.

Aerial view of Fort Buford, Dakota Territory.