Greenup in Greenup County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
Union Civil War training camp was organized Dec 12, 1861. Made up of 20-25 acres. It became center of volunteer enlistees under command of Col. D.W. Lindsey. Recruits from surrounding counties, Frankfort & Louisville were assigned to form the 22nd Regt. of Ky. Volunteer Inf. Both black and white infantrymen stationed at Camp Swigert. Over
Engaged in skirmishes in eastern Ky. & West Va., followed by Middle Creek, Ky. & Cumberland Gap, Tn. They moved through Tennessee and Mississippi. The 22 Ky. Volunteer Inf. Regt. consolidated at Baton Rouge, La. in March 1864 into the 7 Ky. Veteran Inf. Non-veterans were mustered out in Louisville on January 20, 1865. Over
Erected 2007 by Kentucky Historical Society-Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2247.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
Location. 38° 32.823′ N, 82° 46.83′ W. Marker is in Greenup, Kentucky, in Greenup County. Marker is Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Greenup KY 41144, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Steam Furnace / Iron made in Kentucky (approx. ¼ mile away); McConnell House Complex (approx. half a mile away); John M. McConnell House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Race Track (approx. 1.8 miles away); Caroline Furnace / Iron Made in Kentucky (approx. 1.9 miles away); Jesse Stuart (1906-1984) (approx. 2 miles away); E. K. Railway (approx. 3 miles away); Greenup “Town Fathers” (approx. 3.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Greenup.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 16, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 445 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 16, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.