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Burlington in Alamance County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Camp Alamance

 
 
Camp Alamance Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Jordan, April 3, 2010
1. Camp Alamance Marker
Inscription. At this site on 1 June 1861 soldiers of the 6th NC State Troops, commanded by Col. Charles Fisher president of the NC Railroad, drilled before departing for the war front. In July 1861, they became the first troops ever carried by rail into battle. Their first conflict was 1st Manassas where Col. Fisher was killed. The 6th NC fought bravely in all major battles as members of the army of Northern Virginia. They were paroled by the Union in April 1865 at war's end in Appomattox, Virginia.
 
Erected 1998 by Col. Charles Fisher Camp, Sons of Confederate Veterans.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Sons of Confederate Veterans/United Confederate Veterans marker series.
 
Location. 36° 5.662′ N, 79° 26.131′ W. Marker is in Burlington, North Carolina, in Alamance County. Marker is at the intersection of North Main Street and Webb Avenue (North Carolina Highway 87) on North Main Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 101 North Main Street, Burlington NC 27215, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Norfolk & Western Caboose #518654 (within shouting distance of this marker); Johnston Moves West (within
Camp Alamance Marker and the Burlington Amtrak Station image. Click for full size.
By Paul Jordan, April 3, 2010
2. Camp Alamance Marker and the Burlington Amtrak Station
The Burlington Railroad Station was built in 1868 as a locomotive repair shop for the North Carolina Railroad. It was restored as a railroad station in 2003.
shouting distance of this marker); North Carolina Railroad (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line but has been reported missing); Pine Hill Cemetery - Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.8 miles away); J. Spencer Love (approx. 1.2 miles away); Dentzel Carousel (approx. 1.2 miles away); Pioneer Plant (approx. 1.2 miles away); Henry Jerome Stockard (approx. 1.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Burlington.
 
Also see . . .  . Sons of Confederate Veterans: Col. Charles F. Fisher Camp, Burlington, NC. (Submitted on April 11, 2010, by Paul Jordan of Burlington, N. C., U. S. A..) 
 
Additional keywords. Alamance, Company Shops, Burlington, Graham, Mebane, Mebanesville, Civil War
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Paul Jordan of Burlington, N. C., U. S. A.. This page has been viewed 1,006 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Paul Jordan of Burlington, N. C., U. S. A.. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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