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Wide view of the James Harlan Marker image, Touch for more information
By Paul Crumlish, July 8, 2010
Wide view of the James Harlan Marker
Iowa (Henry County), Mount Pleasant — 37 — James Harlan 1820-1899
Harlan moved to Iowa in 1845, and was elected state superintendent of public instruction two years later. He became President of Iowa Wesleyan University in 1853, and was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1855. After winning a second term, President . . . — Map (db m33116) HM
Iowa (Henry County), Mt Pleasant — Camp Harlan
With the assistance of Senator James Harlan, the War Department authorized a military training camp at Mount Pleasant in October of 1861. The first recruits began arriving that September at Camp Harlan, which was designated as a cavalry training . . . — Map (db m92519) HM
Iowa (Henry County), Mt Pleasant — Camp Harlan
This marks the site of Camp Harlan used as a training camp by the 4th Iowa Cavalry and the 25th Iowa Infantry during the Civil War Dedicated by Belle Coddington Tent No. 34 Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War . . . — Map (db m92520) HM

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