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Camp Morton 1861-65

Location: 1900 block N. Alabama Street, Herron-Morton Place Historic Park, Indianapolis. (Marion County, Indiana)

Erected by Indiana Civil War Centennial Commission, 1962

ID# : 49.1962.1

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Site selected by Lew Wallace as training camp for volunteers on old State Fairgrounds in 1861 and named for Governor Oliver P. Morton. Used as a camp for Confederate prisoners, 1862-65. Col. Richard Owen, Commandant.

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Military