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Milwaukee in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Civil War Camp

 
 
Civil War Camp Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Paul F, October 13, 2009
1. Civil War Camp Marker
East side of two sided marker
Inscription.  Near here a Civil War training camp was built in August 1861. Named Camp Holton, Camp Sigel and finally Camp Reno, its boundaries were Prospect and Bartlett Avenues and Lafayette and Royall Places. Six Wisconsin infantry regiments, almost 7,000 men, were mustered in and equipped for the Union Army here. Two other Civil War posts, Camps Scott and Washburn, were on the city’s west side.
 
Erected 1989 by Loyal Legion, Wisconsin Commandery Milwaukee Civil War Roundtable Milwaukee County Historical Society. (Marker Number 288.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1861.
 
Location. 43° 3.195′ N, 87° 53.41′ W. Marker is in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in Milwaukee County. Marker is at the intersection of North Prospect Avenue and East Royall Place, on the right when traveling north on North Prospect Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1756 North Prospect Avenue, Milwaukee WI 53202, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance
Civil War Camp Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Paul F, October 13, 2009
2. Civil War Camp Marker
West side of two sided marker
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of this marker. Charles Allis House (within shouting distance of this marker); Milwaukee River Flushing Pump (approx. 0.2 miles away); Villa Terrace (approx. 0.6 miles away); Edward Diederichs House (approx. 0.6 miles away); The First Unitarian Church of Milwaukee (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Prospect Avenue “Spite” House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Jason Downer House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Old North Point Water Tower (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Milwaukee.
 
Civil War Camp Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Paul F, October 13, 2009
3. Civil War Camp Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 26, 2010, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,159 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 26, 2010, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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May. 28, 2022