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Camp Wickham

 
 
Camp Wickham Marker image. Click for full size.
By Clifton Patrick, June 14, 2011
1. Camp Wickham Marker
Inscription. Not far from this location, which in 1862 was part of the Wickham Farm that stretched from here to what is now the C. J. Hooker School, lays the site of the first encampment of the celebrated 124th New York Volunteers known as the "Orange Blossoms." Camp Wickham, as is was called, was located several hundred yards to the rear of this sign near what is now known as Murray Ave. Raised in Goshen in the summer of 1862 the 124th Regiment of Volunteers was muster into federal service in Goshen on September 5, 1862 and mustered out at Washington's Headquarters in Newburgh, N. Y. on June 14, 1865.

Erected by the Colonel Augustus van Horne Ellis Camp 124 Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War Department of New York With the support of the Citizens of Orange County 2009
 
Erected 2011 by Colonel Augustus van Horne Ellis Camp 124 Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War Department of New York.
 
Location. 41° 24.283′ N, 74° 19.158′ W. Marker is in Goshen, New York, in Orange County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (New York State Route 207) and Erie Street on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 255 Main Street, Goshen, NY 10924, Goshen NY 10924, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least
Camp Wickham Marker Dedication. image. Click for full size.
By Clifton Patrick, June 14, 2011
2. Camp Wickham Marker Dedication.
Orange County Executive, Edward A. Diana, on right next to Orange County Historian, Cornelia W. Bush, dedicates the "Camp Wickham" marker, with honor guard from the Colonel Augustus van Horne Ellis Camp 124 Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War Department of New York.
8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. President Ulysses S. Grant (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Maplewood (about 500 feet away); Orange County Seat (about 700 feet away); Goshen Half-ShireTown (about 700 feet away); 1841 Courthouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); Anna Elizabeth Dickinson (approx. 0.3 miles away); Goshen, Orange Co., N.Y. (approx. 0.4 miles away); Horace Pippin (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Goshen.
 
More about this marker. Marker dedicated on the Orange County Government Center grounds on Flag Day, June 14th, 2011 by Orange County Executive, Edward A. Diana.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Camp Wickham Marker Unveiling. image. Click for full size.
By Clifton Patrick, June 14, 2011
3. Camp Wickham Marker Unveiling.
Orange County Government Center image. Click for full size.
By Clifton Patrick, June 14, 2011
4. Orange County Government Center
Camp Wickham Marker is located just to the right of the concrete Orange County Government Center sign, partially obscured by standing people.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 14, 2011, by Clifton Patrick of Chester, NY, United States. This page has been viewed 551 times since then and 53 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 14, 2011, by Clifton Patrick of Chester, NY, United States. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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