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Burlington in Alamance County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Camp Alamance

 
 
Camp Alamance Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Paul Jordan, April 3, 2010
1. Camp Alamance Marker
Inscription.  
At this site on 1 June 1861 soldiers of the 6th NC State Troops, commanded by Col. Charles Fisher president of the NC Railroad, drilled before departing for the war front. In July 1861, they became the first troops ever carried by rail into battle. Their first conflict was 1st Manassas where Col. Fisher was killed. The 6th NC fought bravely in all major battles as members of the army of Northern Virginia. They were paroled by the Union in April 1865 at war's end in Appomattox, Virginia.
 
Erected 1998 by Col. Charles Fisher Camp, Sons of Confederate Veterans.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Sons of Confederate Veterans/United Confederate Veterans series list. A significant historical month for this entry is April 1865.
 
Location. 36° 5.662′ N, 79° 26.131′ W. Marker is in Burlington, North Carolina, in Alamance County. Marker is at the intersection of North Main Street and Webb Avenue (North Carolina Highway 87) on North Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 101 North Main Street, Burlington NC 27215, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Norfolk & Western Caboose #518654 (within shouting distance of this marker); Johnston Moves West (within shouting distance of this marker); North Carolina Railroad (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cammack Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pine Hill Cemetery - Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.8 miles away); Dentzel Carousel (approx. 1.1 miles away); J. Spencer Love (approx. 1.2 miles away); Pioneer Plant (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Burlington.
 
Additional keywords. Alamance, Company Shops, Burlington, Graham, Mebane, Mebanesville, Civil War
 
Camp Alamance Marker and the Burlington Amtrak Station image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Paul Jordan, April 3, 2010
2. Camp Alamance Marker and the Burlington Amtrak Station
The Burlington Railroad Station was built in 1868 as a locomotive repair shop for the North Carolina Railroad. It was restored as a railroad station in 2003.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 30, 2022. It was originally submitted on April 9, 2010, by Paul Jordan of Burlington, N. C., U. S. A.. This page has been viewed 1,469 times since then and 101 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 11, 2010, by Paul Jordan of Burlington, N. C., U. S. A.. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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