Strategic Union EncampmentWithin a year of the April 1861 Baltimore Riots, the first of several U.S. Army camps and fortifications began encircling Druid Hill, and important location high above the city and adjacent to the Northern Central Railroad. The 114th and 150th New York Infantry Regiments occupied Camp Belger (Fort No. 5) here, named for Col. James Belger, quartermaster for of the Middle Department headquartered in Baltimore , March 1862. At least fifteen regiments eventually encamped here near the intersection of Madison and North Avenues, in the shadow of the park's main gates.
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|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 358555 N 4353101|
|Decimal Degrees||39.31576667, -76.64073333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 18.946', W 76° 38.444'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 18' 56.76" N, 76° 38' 26.64" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1415-1499 Swann Dr, Baltimore MD 21217, US|
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