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

Camp Curtin 1861 - 1865

 
 
Camp Curtin 1861 - 1865 Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, March 21, 2008
1. Camp Curtin 1861 - 1865 Marker
Inscription. In memory of more than 300,000 soldiers of the Civil War. The flower of the nation's youth and the maturity of her manhood, who passed into and out of this camp to the field of battle. A united country enjoys the fruits of their victory for liberty and union.
 
Location. 40° 16.912′ N, 76° 53.452′ W. Marker is in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, in Dauphin County. Marker is on Sixth Street, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Between Forest and Woodbine Streets. 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 (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Camp Curtin (about 500 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); Simon Cameron School (approx. half a mile away); Governor's Residence (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.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Related Camp Curtin markers.
 
Categories. MilitaryWar, US Civil
 
East Side of Statue image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, March 21, 2008
2. East Side of Statue
Camp Curtin
Camp Curtin was the first and greatest military camp in the northern states in 1861. It was open territory, its limits being bounded by what is now Watts Lane on the north, Pennsylvania Railroad on the east, Maclay Street on the south and Fifth Street on the west. The land was taken possession of by order of Governor Curtin April 18, 1861.
South side of statue. image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, March 21, 2008
3. South side of statue.
The Camp Curtin Pump.
North side of statue image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, March 21, 2008
4. North side of statue
The Camp Curtin Hospital.
Statue of Governor Curtin image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, March 21, 2008
5. Statue of Governor Curtin
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,389 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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