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Camp Brandywine

 
 
Camp Brandywine Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stephen J Duncan, August 4, 2011
1. Camp Brandywine Marker
Inscription.  In the Civil War the first camp of this name was at Wilmington Fair Grounds for the First and Second Delaware Regiments. The same name was given this site in September 1862 for a camp of Pennsylvania troops sent to guard powder mills. They were relieved by the Fourth Delaware Regiment the next month when the site was known briefly as Camp duPont then later as Camp Brandywine.
 
Erected 1966 by Civil War Centennial Commission. (Marker Number NC-78.)
 
Location. 39° 46.502′ N, 75° 35.679′ W. Marker is in Greenville, Delaware, in New Castle County. Marker is at the intersection of Kennett Pike (Delaware Route 52) and Briars Lane on Kennett Pike. Traveling north on Kennett Pike, the marker is on the right. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wilmington DE 19807, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Saint Joseph on the Brandywine Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Site of DuPont Airfield (approx. 0.7 miles away); Alexis I. duPont Middle School (approx. mile away);
Camp Brandywine Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stephen J Duncan, August 4, 2011
2. Camp Brandywine Marker
Looking north on Kennett Pike
Pierre Samuel DuPont de Nemours Memorial (approx. 0.8 miles away); Village of Montchanin (approx. 1.1 miles away); Samuel Francis Du Pont (approx. 1.2 miles away); Rockford Tower (approx. 1.2 miles away); Mount Salem United Methodist Church (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Greenville.
 
Regarding Camp Brandywine. The site is now home to an office complex and neighborhood
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Camp Brandywine Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stephen J Duncan, August 4, 2011
3. Camp Brandywine Marker
Looking south on Kennett Pike
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 4, 2011, by Stephen J Duncan of Wilmington, Delaware. This page has been viewed 739 times since then and 63 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 4, 2011, by Stephen J Duncan of Wilmington, Delaware. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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