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La Porte in LaPorte County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Civil War Camps

 
 
Civil War Camps Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, June 12, 2011
1. Civil War Camps Marker
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Inscription.  Two Civil War training camps: Colfax and Jackson, were located near La Porte. The 9th and 29th Indiana Volunteer Infantry regiments were organized and trained here.
 
Erected 1963 by Indiana Civil War Centennial Commission. (Marker Number 46.1962.1.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable PlacesWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Indiana Historical Bureau Markers series list.
 
Location. 41° 36.016′ N, 86° 44.311′ W. Marker is in La Porte, Indiana, in LaPorte County. Marker is at the intersection of State Road 2 and Colfax Avenue, on the right when traveling west on State Road 2. Located in front of the NIPSCO - LaPorte District Office. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: La Porte IN 46350, 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. Site of Meinrad Rumely's Blacksmith Shop (approx. one mile away); The Rumely Companies (approx. one mile away); Meinrad Rumely (approx. one mile away); LaPorte's Carnegie Library
Obverse Side - - Civil War Camps Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, June 12, 2011
2. Obverse Side - - Civil War Camps Marker
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(approx. 1.1 miles away); Indian Boundary Line (approx. 1.1 miles away); LaPorte County Courthouse (approx. 1.2 miles away); World War Memorial Tree LaPorte County (Indiana) (approx. 1.2 miles away); Indiana Territory Boundary Line (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in La Porte.
 
Also see . . .  Civil War Camps in LaPorte::. Courtesy:: "whatsnewlaporte.com" is an excellent article about the 'Civil War' by the LaPorte County Historian (Fern Eddy Schultz) - - Plus some photos. (Submitted on June 28, 2011, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.) 
 
Wide View - - Civil War Camps Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, June 12, 2011
3. Wide View - - Civil War Camps Marker
Other View - - Civil War Camps Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, June 12, 2011
4. Other View - - Civil War Camps Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 23, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 13, 2011, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 829 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 13, 2011, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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