What was life like on a frontier army post in 1880s South Dakota?
Patriotic, humorous, heartfelt - Randy Bender reenacts the experiences of Old Fort Meade residents and shares the story of how Fort Meade helped give our nation its National Anthem.
Interspersed with the stories are military and popular songs from that era. These tales make frontier soldiers people we can relate to today. They all either served at Fort Meade or lived in the area.
The names are:
*Peter Coleman; Farrier for Co. G, 1st US Cavalry
*Thomas Keogh; Destitute Civilian
*Private Charles McAnnich; Co. M, 13th US Cavalry
Col. Caleb Carlton; Commanding Officer 8th US Cavalry