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Richmond in Wayne County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Camp Wayne

 
 
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By J. J. Prats, October 19, 2018
1. Camp Wayne Marker
Inscription.  Civil War training camp for the then 5th Congressional District was located on the old fairgrounds. The 16th, 36th, 57th, 69th, 74th, 84th, and 124th regiments of Indiana Volunteers were organized and trained here.
 
Erected 1963 by Indiana Civil War Centennial Commission. (Marker Number 89.1963.2.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
 
Location. 39° 49.595′ N, 84° 53.345′ W. Marker is in Richmond, Indiana, in Wayne County. Marker is at the intersection of South 10th Street and Park Place, on the left when traveling south on South 10th Street. It is at the north end of 10th Street Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Richmond IN 47374, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. C. Francis Jenkins (approx. ¼ mile away); Sailor Street (approx. ¼ mile away); Bishop William Paul Quinn (approx. 0.3 miles away); Mendenhall-Clay Debate / Confrontation (approx. 0.3 miles away); Old Camp Wayne (approx. 0.4 miles away); 1968 Downtown Richmond Explosion
Camp Wayne Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, October 19, 2018
2. Camp Wayne Marker
(approx. 0.4 miles away); Freedom Fountain (approx. 0.4 miles away); Vietnam War Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richmond.
 
Also see . . .  Richmond Park System History. “The parks system in Richmond began in 1880, with the city acquiring the land that would become South 10th Street Park. This land was given to the city by the homeowners in that neighborhood who had purposely built their houses further from the road, with the intention of creating a park. Many years before it became a park, South 10th Street Park was also home to Camp Wayne, which served as a training camp for many of Indiana’s volunteer regiments during the Civil War. Within the park, there is a plaque that commemorates Camp Wayne.” (Submitted on December 11, 2018.) 
 
Camp Wayne Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, October 19, 2018
3. Camp Wayne Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 31, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 11, 2018, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 135 times since then. Last updated on May 9, 2019, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 11, 2018, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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