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Civil War Training Camp

First State Fairgrounds to Camp Sullivan

 
 
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By Paul Fehrenbach, June 16, 2016
1. First State Fairgrounds to Camp Sullivan Marker
Inscription.  Military Park began its existence in the 1820s as a “Military Reservation” where the state militia occasionally trained. In 1852 the first Indiana State Fair was held on the grounds, and other state fairs occurred there over the next eight years. In 1861 the fairgrounds became a military camp, as the 13th Indiana Regiment of Col. Jeremiah Sullivan of Madison and others trained there. As Camp Sullivan, the grounds continued to be used as a military camp for the rest of the war.
 
Erected by Indianapolis Cultural Trail.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
 
Location. 39° 46.183′ N, 86° 10.202′ W. Marker is in Indianapolis, Indiana, in Marion County. Marker is at the intersection of North Blackford Street and Wabash Street, on the right when traveling north on North Blackford Street. Marker is located at the southwest corner of Military Park, just north of the Central Canal. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Indianapolis IN 46202, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bulgarian Orthodox Church (about 600 feet away, measured
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By Paul Fehrenbach, June 16, 2016
2. Civil War Training Camp Marker
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in a direct line); Isaac Blackford (about 700 feet away); Camp Sullivan (Military Park) (approx. 0.2 miles away); Greek Orthodox Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); McCormick Cabin Site (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of the Central Canal (approx. ¼ mile away); The Pumphouse (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named The Pumphouse (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Indianapolis.
 
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By Paul Fehrenbach, June 16, 2016
3. Civil War Training Camp Marker
looking northeast into Military Park
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 24, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 23, 2016, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 349 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 23, 2016, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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