Training Post for USCTNearby stood Camp Stanton, a Civil War-era recruiting and training post for African American Union soldiers. Named for Secretary of War Edwin Stanton, the camp was established in August 1863. Although black soldiers had served in the nation's armed forces since the Revolutionary War, they were barred from the U.S. Army during theCivil War until President AbrahamLincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863. The 7th Regiment, United States Colored Troops (USCT), organized in Baltimore, trained here. The9th, 19th, and 30th Regiments were organized and trained at Camp Stanton. All of the units saw hard combat in Virginia during the last campaigns of the war.
|Series||This marker is part of the Maryland Civil War Trails series|
|Placed By||Maryland Civil War Trails|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, October 27th, 2014 at 6:30am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 353356 N 4263119|
|Decimal Degrees||38.50438333, -76.68178333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 30.263', W 76° 40.907'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 30' 15.78" N, 76° 40' 54.42" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 19305 Wilmott Dr, Benedict MD 20612, US|
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