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Delaware in Delaware County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Camp Delaware
Camp Delaware Marker Photo, Click for full size
By William Fischer, Jr., October 21, 2008
1. Camp Delaware Marker
Inscription. Near this site, the Union army established two camps on either side of the Olentangy River during the Civil War. Both were known as Camp Delaware. The first camp, situated on the west side of the river in the summer of 1862, was where the white recruits of the 96th and 121st regiments of Ohio Volunteer Infantry were mustered into service. A second camp, on the east side of the Olentangy, was established in the summer of 1863 and became the rendezvous point for most African-American Ohioans joining the army. The 127th Regiment of Ohio Volunteer Infantry - later renamed the 5th Regiment United States Colored Troops, the 27th U.S. Colored Troops, and members of other African-American units were mustered into service at Camp Delaware.
Erected 2002 by Ohio Bicentennial Commission, The Longaberger Company, Delaware County Historical Society, Delaware City Council, Delaware County Commissioners, and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 2-21.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection, and the Ohio, Delaware County Historical Society marker series.
Location. 40° 17.089′ N, 83° 4.142′ W. Marker is in Delaware, Ohio, in Delaware County. Marker is at the intersection of
Camp Delaware Marker Photo, Click for full size
By William Fischer, Jr., October 21, 2008
2. Camp Delaware Marker
Looking west, with Pumphrey Terrace (road) seen behind marker.
Sandusky Street and Olentangy Avenue, on the right when traveling south on Sandusky Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Delaware OH 43015, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Oak Grove Cemetery and Arboretum (approx. 0.2 miles away); Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church (approx. 0.7 miles away); Edwards Gymnasium / Home of High School Basketball Tournaments (approx. 0.7 miles away); Wesley Branch Rickey (approx. mile away); Elliott Hall (approx. 0.8 miles away); University Hall and Gray Chapel (approx. 0.8 miles away); Cherry, Judge, Luckett Memorial (approx. 0.8 miles away); Eddy, Kroener, and Riesz Memorial (approx. 0.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Delaware.
Additional keywords. USCT
Categories. African AmericansForts, CastlesWar, US Civil
Credits. This page originally submitted on October 22, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. This page has been viewed 2,001 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 22, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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