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Montclair in Prince William County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

“Camp Fisher” Civil War Campsite

 
 
“Camp Fisher” Civil War – Campsite Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., September 12, 2007
1. “Camp Fisher” Civil War – Campsite Marker
Inscription. The 6th North Carolina Infantry Reg’t (C.S.A.) camped along the hills 100 yard south of here from Sept. 1861 to Mar. 1862 and named the site in honor of their fallen commander Col. Charles F. Fisher. The camp contained more than 100 winter huts housing nearly 750 soldiers and was often referred to as a “City in the Wilderness” by other soldiers camped along Powell’s Creek—forming Gen. Johnston’s Dept. of Northern Virgninia (Ref. 1861-62 Blockade of the Potomac River).
 
Erected 2005 by Montclair History Committee, donated by Robert H. C. Alton.
 
Location. 38° 37.276′ N, 77° 20.767′ W. Marker is in Montclair, Virginia, in Prince William County. Marker is on Waterway Drive 0 miles east of Larkspur Lane, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Dumfries VA 22025, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Montclair Veterans Flagpole (approx. ¼ mile away); Carey M. Perkinson (approx. 0.3 miles away); Alexander Henderson (approx. 0.8 miles away); Minnieville (approx. 1.1 miles away); a
“Camp Fisher” Civil War – Campsite Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., September 12, 2007
2. “Camp Fisher” Civil War – Campsite Marker
different marker also named “Camp Fisher” Civil War Campsite (approx. 1.3 miles away); Troop Movements and Camp (approx. 1.4 miles away); Bel Air Plantation (approx. 1.6 miles away); New School Baptist Church (approx. 1.7 miles away).
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. There are two Camp Fisher Plaques in the Montclair community, 1 mile apart. One is for the 6th NC and the other for the 2nd/11th MS.
 
Also see . . .  Montclair Commemorative Marker for Camp Fisher (NC). Includes pictures of the dedication, as well as information and links about Camp Fisher and the 6th North Carolina State Infantry. (Submitted on September 20, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Col. Isaac E. Avery image. Click for full size.
By Civil War era Carte de Visite, July 29, 1862
3. Col. Isaac E. Avery
Isaac E. Avery was one of the senior officers in the 6th N.C. while at Camp Fisher during the winter of 1861-62. He was a Captain during the First Battle of Manassas, and later promoted to Colonel of the 6th Infantry in the summer of 1862. Colonel Avery was mortally wounded during the Battle of Gettysburg on July 2nd 1863 while in Command of Hoke's Brigade (6th, 21st & 57th North Carolina Infantry Regiments.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 20, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,453 times since then and 54 times this year. Last updated on June 20, 2008, by Robert H. C. Alton of Dumfries, Virginia. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 20, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.   3. submitted on July 29, 2008, by Robert H. C. Alton of Dumfries, Virginia.
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