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Greenup in Greenup County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Camp Swigert

 
 
Camp Swigert Marker-Side 1 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, April 15, 2014
1. Camp Swigert Marker-Side 1
Inscription.  
Side 1
Union Civil War training camp was organized Dec 12, 1861. Made up of 20-25 acres. It became center of volunteer enlistees under command of Col. D.W. Lindsey. Recruits from surrounding counties, Frankfort & Louisville were assigned to form the 22nd Regt. of Ky. Volunteer Inf. Both black and white infantrymen stationed at Camp Swigert. Over

Side 2
Engaged in skirmishes in eastern Ky. & West Va., followed by Middle Creek, Ky. & Cumberland Gap, Tn. They moved through Tennessee and Mississippi. The 22 Ky. Volunteer Inf. Regt. consolidated at Baton Rouge, La. in March 1864 into the 7 Ky. Veteran Inf. Non-veterans were mustered out in Louisville on January 20, 1865. Over
 
Erected 2007 by Kentucky Historical Society-Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2247.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical month for this entry is January 1802.
 
Location. 38° 32.823′ N, 82° 46.83′ 
Camp Swigert Marker-Side 2 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, April 15, 2014
2. Camp Swigert Marker-Side 2
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W. Marker is in Greenup, Kentucky, in Greenup County. Marker is at the intersection of Seaton Avenue (U.S. 23) and Heaberlin Road, on the right when traveling north on Seaton Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Greenup KY 41144, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Iron made in Kentucky / Steam Furnace (approx. ¼ mile away); McConnell House Complex (approx. half a mile away); John M. McConnell House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Race Track (approx. 1.8 miles away); Caroline Furnace / Iron Made in Kentucky (approx. 1.9 miles away); Jesse Stuart (1906-1984) (approx. 2 miles away); E. K. Railway (approx. 3 miles away); Greenup “Town Fathers” (approx. 3.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Greenup.
 
Camp Swigert Marker-Side 1 at a distance image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, April 15, 2014
3. Camp Swigert Marker-Side 1 at a distance
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 16, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 542 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 16, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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May. 22, 2022