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Harrisburg in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Camp Curtin

 
 
Camp Curtin Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, March 21, 2008
1. Camp Curtin Marker
Inscription. Here on 80 acres stood a great training camp of the Civil War. It was named after Andrew Gregg Curtin, Pennsylvania Governor, 1861-1867. Between April 1861 and April 1865, more military units were organized here than at any other Northern camp.
 
Erected 1992 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 16.939′ N, 76° 53.47′ W. Marker is in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, in Dauphin County. Marker is on Sixth Street, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Harrisburg PA 17102, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Camp Curtin 1861 - 1865 (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Camp Curtin (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Reily Hose Company No. 10 (approx. 0.4 miles away); Pennsylvania Farm Show (approx. 0.4 miles away); Governor's Residence (approx. half a mile away); Simon Cameron School (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named Governor's Residence (approx. 0.6 miles away); Harrisburg State Hospital (approx. 0.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Harrisburg.
 
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Marker is adjacent to the Church image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, March 21, 2008
2. Marker is adjacent to the Church
list of markers that are related to this marker. Related Camp Curtin markers.
 
Also see . . .  Camp Curtin - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAHistory.com (Submitted on July 19, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 
 
Categories. MilitaryNotable PersonsWar, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,489 times since then and 5 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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