Camp Blair

Camp Blair (HM10QZ)

Location: Jackson, MI 49202 Jackson County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 15.135', W 84° 25.777'

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During the the American Civil War (1861-1865) one of Michigan's military headquarters was In Jackson. Camp Blair was planned 1863 as a draft rendezvous point and as a center for convalescing troops. Named for incumbent governor Austin Blair, a Jackson resident, it was built on this site to house 2,500 soilders. The 11-acre camp comprised offices, a hospital, barracks, and store-houses. The first troops arrived during the spring of 1864. In the year following the war over 22,000 Michigan troops returned home via Camp Blair. The June 27, 1866, Jackson Weekly Citizen reported demolition of the camp started: "It will only be remembered among the histories of the Great Rebellion." The location of Camp Blair was lost until members of Sons of Union Veterans researched the site site 2006.
HM NumberHM10QZ
Series This marker is part of the Michigan: Michigan Historical Commission series
Marker NumberS0703
Year Placed2007
Placed ByState Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 at 9:49am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 712037 N 4680983
Decimal Degrees42.25225000, -84.42961667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 15.135', W 84° 25.777'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 15' 8.10" N, 84° 25' 46.62" W
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Area Code(s)517
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1300-1310 Wildwood Ave, Jackson MI 49202, US
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