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Camp Lyon

 
 
Camp Lyon Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, October 10, 2021
1. Camp Lyon Marker
Inscription.  This tablet marks the site of Camp Lyon, where the following Illinois regiments of volunteer soldiers of the Civil War were encamped, from May 1861 to June 1864. Upon it are inscribed the dates of encampment and names of the colonels of the regiments:

• 17th Inft. May 24, 1861, Cols. L.F. Ross, A.S. Norton
• Peoria Battery, May 26, 1861, Capts. P. Davidson, H. Borries, W.W. Campbell
• 47th Inft. Aug. 16, 1861, Cols. J. Brymer, W.A. Thrush, J.M. Crommell, J.D. McClure
• 86th Inft. Aug. 27, 1862, Cols. D.D. Irons, A.L. Fahnestock
• 11th Cav. Dec. 20, 1861, Cols. R.G. Ingersoll, L.H. Kerr, O. Funk
• 12th Inft., Sept. 1862, col. T.J. Henderson
• 14th Cav. Dec. 1862, Cols. H. Capron, F.M. Davidson
• 139th Inft. June 1, 1864, Col. P. Davidson
 
Erected 1907 by George A. Wilson Circle, Ladies of the Grand Army of the Republic.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the The Grand Army of the Republic series list. A significant historical date for this entry is May 24, 1861.
 
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42.916′ N, 89° 34.647′ W. Marker is in Peoria, Illinois, in Peoria County. Marker is at the intersection of North Prospect Road and East Arcadia Avenue, on the left when traveling north on North Prospect Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2301 N Prospect Road, Peoria IL 61603, 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. Revolutionary War Veteran (approx. half a mile away); Springdale Cemetery (approx. 0.6 miles away); Zeally Moss (approx. 0.7 miles away); a different marker also named Zeally Moss (approx. 0.7 miles away); Springdale Cemetery & Mausoleum (approx. 0.7 miles away); Camp Peoria (approx. 0.9 miles away); Peoria Settlement Site (approx. one mile away); Armstrong Homestead (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Peoria.
 
Camp Lyon Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, October 10, 2021
2. Camp Lyon Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 11, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 11, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 427 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 11, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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