Many of the early arrivals in Deadwood, including Wild Bill Hickok, were Civil War veterans. Deadwood’s Mount Moriah Cemetery has a section devoted to them. The Civil War was instrumental in motivating people to move west in the years leading up to and following the Black Hills gold rush.
- Deadwood History, Inc.*: Deadwood History, Inc. has photographs of Black Hills Civil War Veterans and soldier reunions, Diaries, and Grand Army of the Republic Records and artifacts. For access to these and more archival materials, contact archivist Tia Stenson at 605-722-4800 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Grand Army of the Republic reunion in Lead on Mill Street, 1900. Adams Museum Collection.