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LaPorte 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
(Click on any of these photos to see the details.)
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.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers marker series.
 
Location. 41° 36.016′ N, 86° 44.311′ W. Marker is in LaPorte, 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. Touch for map. Located in front of the NIPSCO - LaPorte District Office. Marker is in this post office area: La Porte IN 46350, United States of America.
 
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 (approx. 1.1 miles away); Indian Boundary Line (approx. 1.1 miles away); LaPorte County Courthouse
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
(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 LaPorte.
 
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.) 
 
Categories. Notable PlacesWar, US Civil
 
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 June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 13, 2011, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 695 times since then and 31 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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