Near Camp Douglas in Juneau County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Wisconsin Military Reservation
In 1927 the Wisconsin Military Reservation was renamed Camp Williams in honor of Lt. Col. Charles R. Williams, the training camp's Quartermaster who is buried on the site. Hundreds of thousands of Guard members have been trained on the installation
Erected 1991 by the Wisconsin Historical Society. (Marker Number 299.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Military. In addition, it is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society series list.
Location. 43° 55.511′ N, 90° 15.662′ W. Marker is near Camp Douglas, Wisconsin, in Juneau County. Marker can be reached from County Highway C north of Interstate 90/94. Marker is located inside Volk Field / Camp Williams military base, beyond the security checkpoint, on Williams Street east of Wisconsin Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 Independence Drive, Camp Douglas WI 54618, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. In memory of 1st Lt. Jerome A. Volk (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Wisconsin Winnebago Veterans Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); Castle Rock (approx. ¼ mile away); Mesas and Buttes (approx. 3 miles away); Ice Age National Scientific Reserve (approx. New Lisbon Civil War Memorial (approx. 5.9 miles away); Mrs Salter Killed Here (approx. 8.6 miles away); Elroy – Sparta State Trail (approx. 10.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Camp Douglas.
Also see . . .
1. Volk Field - History. (Submitted on June 10, 2010.)
2. Volk Field Air National Guard Base. Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on June 10, 2010.)
3. Volk Field / Camp Williams Memorial Cemetery. "Originally set aside as the burial site for Private Robert W. Williams, it was for years the resting place of only Private Williams and his father, Lieutenant Colonel Charles R. Williams. It has since acquired two other markers. The first is a memorial marker for Colonel Jack C. King and the second is the burial site of Brigadier General Hugh M. Simonson."
"[Private Williams] remains were among the first to be returned to the United States and were buried on the military reservation where he was born." (Submitted on June 10, 2010.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 10, 2010, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 891 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on June 10, 2010, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.