Camp Holbrook

Camp Holbrook (HM1MG4)

Location: Saint Albans City, VT 05478 Franklin County
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Country: United States of America
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N 44° 49.799', W 73° 4.753'

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This site, the former Henry Seymour farm, became a Civil War camp named in honor of Vermont's second Civil War Governor, Frederick Holbrook. Over 1000 men of the 5th Vermont Volunteer Infantry Regiment camped on this land and were mustered in to Federal service for three years on Sept. 16, 1861. A week later they marched 1½ miles to the St. Albans train station and departed for Washington, D.C. In the late winter and early spring of 1865, Camp Holbrook was again the site of military activity. Two companies of the frontier cavalry recruited immediately after the St. Albans Raid on Oct. 19, 1864 occupied the nearby fields. These soldiers patrolled the borderlands providing security for the citizens of Vermont until midsummer of 1865.
HM NumberHM1MG4
Year Placed2010
Placed ByVermont Division for Historic Preservation
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, August 2nd, 2015 at 10:02am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 651834 N 4965858
Decimal Degrees44.82998333, -73.07921667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 49.799', W 73° 4.753'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 49' 47.94" N, 73° 4' 45.18" W
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Area Code(s)802
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 40-50 Old Orchard, Saint Albans City VT 05478, US
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