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Columbus in Muscogee County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Camp Conrad

 
 
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By David Seibert, May 1, 2011
1. Camp Conrad Marker
Inscription. Main entrance to site of Camp Conrad, where a brigade of 3,500 troops was stationed in the winter of 1898-99 (Spanish-American War). Camp site occupied space between Third and Sixth Avenues and 29th and 33rd Sts. Brigade was composed of 160th Indiana, Third Kentucky, and First West Virginia Regiments. The Indiana and Kentucky regiments went to Cuba and Puerto Rico in 1899. The West Virginia Regiment was mustered out at Camp Conrad.

Troops at Camp Conrad were reviewed on December 7, 1898, by Major General James H. Wilson, who commanded the Federal army that engaged in the Battle of Columbus, April 16th, 1865.
 
Erected 1955 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 106-16A.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 32° 29.6′ N, 84° 59.383′ W. Marker is in Columbus, Georgia, in Muscogee County. Marker is at the intersection of Second Avenue (Georgia Route 85) and 32nd Street, on the right when traveling north on Second Avenue. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Columbus GA 31904, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Alma Woodsey Thomas (approx.
Camp Conrad Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, May 1, 2011
2. Camp Conrad Marker
0.7 miles away); Secondary Industrial School (approx. 0.8 miles away); Eugene J. Bullard, 1895-1961 / World’s First Black Combat Aviator (approx. 0.9 miles away); City Mills (approx. one mile away); Colored Department of the City Hospital / Doctors and Nurses (approx. 1.1 miles away); Columbus' First Jewish Cemetery (approx. 1.2 miles away); Union Night Attack Down Summerville Road (approx. 1.2 miles away in Alabama); Brigadier General Henry Lewis Benning (approx. 1.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Columbus.
 
Also see . . .  Camp Conrad Photographs. Digital Collections, Kentucky Historical Society (Submitted on May 9, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, Spanish-American
 
Camp Conrad Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, May 1, 2011
3. Camp Conrad Marker
Looking east, toward the site of (the now vanished) Camp Conrad.
Camp Conrad Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, May 1, 2011
4. Camp Conrad Marker
Looking north on Second Avenue
Camp Conrad Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, May 1, 2011
5. Camp Conrad Marker
Looking south on Second Avenue, toward downtown Columbus
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 962 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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