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Centreville in Wilkinson County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Camp Van Dorn

 
 
Camp Van Dorn Marker image. Click for full size.
July 21, 2016
1. Camp Van Dorn Marker
Inscription.  Named for CSA General Earl Van Dorn, this U.S. Army Post served as a training camp from 1942-1945. The 99th ("Checkerboard") and the 63rd ("Blood and Fire") divisions trained here and fought in Europe, suffering over 10,000 casualties in such actions as the Battle of the Bulge, Remagen Bridge, the Colmar Pocket and the Siegfried Line.
 
Erected 1992 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, World II. In addition, it is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program series list.
 
Location. 31° 4.598′ N, 91° 4.321′ W. Marker is in Centreville, Mississippi, in Wilkinson County. Marker is at the intersection of Old Mississippi 33 (State Highway 24) and State Highway 33, on the right when traveling east on Old Mississippi 33. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Centreville MS 39631, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Midway Methodist Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Centreville
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July 21, 2016
2. Camp Van Dorn Marker
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(approx. 2.2 miles away); Gloster (approx. 9.3 miles away); Rosemont (approx. 12.1 miles away).
 
Major General Earl Van Dorn, CSA image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne
3. Major General Earl Van Dorn, CSA
from photograph, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War Vol. 1, Robert Underwood Johnson & Clarence Clough Buel 1887.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 4, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 28, 2016. This page has been viewed 281 times since then and 9 times this year. Last updated on July 29, 2016. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 28, 2016.   3. submitted on October 1, 2020, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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