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Davenport in Scott County, Iowa — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Site of Civil War Camp Roberts

 
 
Site of Civil War Camp Roberts Marker image. Click for more information.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, July 9, 2022
1. Site of Civil War Camp Roberts Marker
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Inscription.  
later Camp Kinsman
Became the Iowa Soldiers' Orphans' Home
in 1865
Renamed Iowa Annie Wittenmyer Home
in 1951
Dedicated by
Hannah Caldwell Chapter DAR 1996

 
Erected 1996 by Hannah Caldwell Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkForts and CastlesWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1865.
 
Location. 41° 32.827′ N, 90° 33.131′ W. Marker is in Davenport, Iowa, in Scott County. Marker can be reached from Eastern Avenue south of East 29th Street, on the right when traveling south. Marker is on the circular main driveway of Family Resources Inc. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2800 Eastern Ave, Davenport IA 52803, 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. Camp Roberts (here, next to this marker); Marion G. Crandell (within shouting distance of this marker); Oakdale Cemetery Historic District
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(approx. 0.2 miles away); Leon “Bix” Beiderbecke House (approx. 0.9 miles away); George Copeland House (approx. 1.2 miles away); Diedrich Busch House (approx. 1.2 miles away); Camp McClellan (approx. 1.2 miles away); Wm. Radcliff House (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Davenport.
 
Also see . . .  Iowa Soldiers' Orphans' Home. Wikipedia entry on the facility, which accepted its first occupants on November 11, 1865 and provided services to more than 12,000 children before closing in 1975. (Submitted on July 14, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
 
Site of Civil War Camp Roberts Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, July 9, 2022
2. Site of Civil War Camp Roberts Marker
Featured marker is on the left.
Iowa Soldiers' Orphans' Home image. Click for full size.
John G. Evans via Davenport Public Library (Public Domain), circa 1870
3. Iowa Soldiers' Orphans' Home
Each of the one-story cottages could accommodate about 30 children.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 15, 2022. It was originally submitted on July 14, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 103 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 14, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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