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Harrisburg in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Camp Curtin

 
 
Camp Curtin Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, March 21, 2008
1. Camp Curtin Marker
Inscription.  Here on 80 acres stood a great training camp of the Civil War. It was named after Andrew Gregg Curtin, Pennsylvania Governor, 1861-1867. Between April 1861 and April 1865, more military units were organized here than at any other Northern camp.
 
Erected 1992 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1861.
 
Location. 40° 16.939′ N, 76° 53.47′ W. Marker is in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, in Dauphin County. Marker is on Sixth Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Harrisburg PA 17110, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Ladies Of Harrisburg During The Civil War (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Camp Curtin (a few steps from this marker); Camp Curtin Memorial-Mitchell United Methodist Church (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Camp Curtin
Marker is adjacent to the Church image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, March 21, 2008
2. Marker is adjacent to the Church
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(about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cottage Ridge (approx. 0.3 miles away); Camp Curtin Fire Company No. 13 (approx. 0.4 miles away); Reily Hose Company No. 10 (approx. 0.4 miles away); Pennsylvania Farm Show (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Harrisburg.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Related Camp Curtin markers.
 
Also see . . .  Camp Curtin - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAHistory.com (Submitted on July 19, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 5, 2019. It was originally submitted on March 22, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,673 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 22, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.

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Apr. 19, 2021