“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Lafayette in Tippecanoe County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)

Camp Tippecanoe - - - 1861 - 1865

Camp Tippecanoe - - - 1861 - 1865 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, June 30, 2008
1. Camp Tippecanoe - - - 1861 - 1865 Marker
Inscription. Click to hear the inscription.  May 1861 saw this high 30-acre bluff over-looking Lafayette quickly become an induction center for enlistees in the Civil War until its end in 1865. Ample water, good drainage and access to the railroad at its west end served the purpose well, however rough its shelters. Serving regional counties, several Indiana Regiments were organized here including the 10th, 15th, 20th, 40th, 72nd (a part of Wilder's famous "Lightning Brigade") and the 86th, as well as the 10th, 11th, and 16th Light Artillery Batteries attached to other units.
Erected by Tippecanoe County Historical Association.
Location. 40° 24.255′ N, 86° 53.584′ W. Marker is in Lafayette, Indiana, in Tippecanoe County. Marker is at the intersection of Fourth Street (State Road 25) and Hickory Street, on the right when traveling south on Fourth Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lafayette IN 47901, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Highland Park (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also
Marker at a Distance image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, June 30, 2008
2. Marker at a Distance
The area is now grown to all residential homes and streets. A hilly and tree filled neighborhood.
named Highland Park (approx. 0.3 miles away); Highland Park Neighborhood (approx. half a mile away); The Ellsworth Historic District (approx. 0.7 miles away); Ninth Street Hill (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Red Crown Mini-Museum (approx. 0.9 miles away); Earl & Hatcher Block (approx. 0.9 miles away); John Purdue Block (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lafayette.
Additional keywords. Induction Center, Regiments organized
Categories. HeroesMilitaryNotable EventsNotable PlacesPatriots & PatriotismPeaceWar, US Civil
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 1, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 2,413 times since then and 51 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 1, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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