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Near Newport in New Castle County, Delaware — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Camp DuPont

 
 
Camp DuPont Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, December 27, 2008
1. Camp DuPont Marker
Inscription.  First established May, 1861. The Fourth Regiment Delaware Volunteer Infantry camped here June to October 1862, whence they moved to a camp of the same name near Kennett Pike. The remustered First Delaware Regiment camped here in early February 1864, following a 30-day furlough before returning to active service in Virginia. The camp was named to honor Rear Admiral Samuel F. DuPont.
 
Erected 1966 by Civil War Centennial Commission. (Marker Number NC-79.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: MilitaryWar, US Civil.
 
Location. 39° 44.747′ N, 75° 38.606′ W. Marker is near Newport, Delaware, in New Castle County. Marker is at the intersection of Faulkland Road (Delaware Route 34) and W. Oakland Drive, on the left when traveling west on Faulkland Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wilmington DE 19808, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Brandywine Springs (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fells Mill Historic District (approx. 0.2 miles away);
Site of Camp DuPont image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, December 27, 2008
2. Site of Camp DuPont
Greenbank Mill (approx. 0.7 miles away); Wilmington & Western Railroad (approx. 0.8 miles away); The "Annie Oakleys": First Female Prison Guards in the United States (approx. 0.8 miles away); Former Site of the Delcastle Prison Farm (approx. 0.9 miles away); Delcastle (approx. one mile away); Marshallton (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newport.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 30, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 27, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,517 times since then and 39 times this year. Last updated on February 15, 2020, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 27, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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