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Greenup in Greenup County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Camp Swigert

 
 
Camp Swigert Marker-Side 1 image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 15, 2014
1. Camp Swigert Marker-Side 1
Inscription.
Side 1
Union Civil War training camp was organized Dec 12, 1861. Made up of 20-25 acres. It became center of volunteer enlistees under command of Col. D.W. Lindsey. Recruits from surrounding counties, Frankfort & Louisville were assigned to form the 22nd Regt. of Ky. Volunteer Inf. Both black and white infantrymen stationed at Camp Swigert. Over

Side 2
Engaged in skirmishes in eastern Ky. & West Va., followed by Middle Creek, Ky. & Cumberland Gap, Tn. They moved through Tennessee and Mississippi. The 22 Ky. Volunteer Inf. Regt. consolidated at Baton Rouge, La. in March 1864 into the 7 Ky. Veteran Inf. Non-veterans were mustered out in Louisville on January 20, 1865. Over
 
Erected 2007 by Kentucky Historical Society-Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2247.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 38° 32.823′ N, 82° 46.83′ W. Marker is in Greenup, Kentucky, in Greenup County. Marker is at the intersection of Seaton Avenue (U.S. 23) and Heaberlin Road, on the right when traveling north on Seaton Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Greenup KY 41144, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Camp Swigert Marker-Side 2 image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 15, 2014
2. Camp Swigert Marker-Side 2
At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Iron made in Kentucky / Steam Furnace (approx. 0.3 miles away); Jesse Stuart (1906-1984) (approx. 2 miles away); E.K. Railway (approx. 3 miles away); City of Ironton (approx. 5.1 miles away in Ohio); John Campbell Memorial Home (approx. 5.2 miles away in Ohio); Unger's Shoes (approx. 5.3 miles away in Ohio); Replica of the Statue of Liberty (approx. 5.3 miles away in Ohio); The Hanging Rock Iron Region / The Blast Furnaces of Lawrence County (approx. 5.3 miles away in Ohio). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Greenup.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Camp Swigert Marker-Side 1 at a distance image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 15, 2014
3. Camp Swigert Marker-Side 1 at a distance
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 16, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 366 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 16, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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