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Wilmington in New Castle County, Delaware — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Camp DuPont

 
 
Camp DuPont Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, December 27, 2008
1. Camp DuPont Marker
Inscription. First established May, 1861. The Fourth Regiment Delaware Volunteer Infantry camped here June to October 1862, whence they moved to a camp of the same name near Kennett Pike. The remustered First Delaware Regiment camped here in early February 1864, following a 30-day furlough before returning to active service in Virginia. The camp was named to honor Rear Admiral Samuel F. DuPont.
 
Erected 1966 by Civil War Centennial Commission. (Marker Number NC-79.)
 
Location. 39° 44.747′ N, 75° 38.606′ W. Marker is in Wilmington, Delaware, in New Castle County. Marker is at the intersection of Faulkland Road and W. Oakland Drive, on the left when traveling west on Faulkland Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wilmington DE 19808, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Brandywine Springs (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Greenbank Mill (approx. 0.7 miles away); Wilmington & Western Railroad (approx. 0.8 miles away); The "Annie Oakleys": First Female Prison Guards in the United States (approx. 0.8 miles away); Delcastle
Site of Camp DuPont image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, December 27, 2008
2. Site of Camp DuPont
(approx. one mile away); Marshallton (approx. 1.3 miles away); The Home of William Julius "Judy" Johnson (approx. 1.3 miles away); Wooddale Bridge (approx. 1.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Wilmington.
 
Categories. MilitaryWar, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,314 times since then and 89 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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