Camp Tippecanoe - - - 1861 - 1865

Camp Tippecanoe - - - 1861 - 1865 (HM5HP)

Location: Lafayette, IN 47905 Tippecanoe County
Country: United States of America

N 40° 24.255', W 86° 53.584'

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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.
HM NumberHM5HP
Placed ByTippecanoe County Historical Association
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Date Added Saturday, October 25th, 2014 at 6:53pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 509073 N 4472632
Decimal Degrees40.40425000, -86.89306667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 24.255', W 86° 53.584'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 24' 15.30" N, 86° 53' 35.04" W
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Area Code(s)765
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 349-399 Hickory St, Lafayette IN 47905, US
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