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West Newbury in Essex County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)

Camp Sylvester

Camp Sylvester Marker image. Click for full size.
January 12, 2019
1. Camp Sylvester Marker
19th Masstts Vol. Regt.
Encamped here from
June 1-July 1, 1861

Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1861.
Location. 42° 47.414′ N, 71° 0.085′ W. Marker is in West Newbury, Massachusetts, in Essex County. Marker is at the intersection of Pleasant Street and Harrison Avenue, on the right when traveling west on Pleasant Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: West Newbury MA 01985, 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. America’s First Comb Industry (approx. 0.3 miles away); First Site of the Second Parish Meetinghouse (approx. 0.8 miles away); Near This Site (approx. 1˝ miles away); At this site in 1952 (approx. 1˝ miles away); Birthplace of Jacob Bayley (approx. 1˝ miles away); Original site of the First Parish Meetinghouse. (approx. 2˝ miles away); a different marker also named Near This Site (approx. 2.6 miles away); Birthplace of Cornelius Conway Felton (approx. 3.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West Newbury.
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The site of Camp Sylvester, a sort of holding station for eager Civil War enlistees awaiting marching orders as the Union Army got itself organized, is located at 16 Pleasant Street. The story behind this marker is one of anxious and bored soldiers-in-waiting who came here in April, 1861 to enlist in the Union Army. Their minor rebellion finally brought them tents, some supplies, and a camp to call their own here in West Newbury.
Also see . . .  Historic Markers in West Newbury. (Submitted on August 31, 2020.)
Camp Sylvester Marker image. Click for full size.
January 12, 2019
2. Camp Sylvester Marker
Credits. This page was last revised on August 31, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 31, 2020. This page has been viewed 139 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 31, 2020. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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