Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Camp Hamilton/Wood in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin

Following up on the entries from earlier this month on Private Stockwell's gun and the 14th Wisconsin Infantry. //// The 14th Wisconsin were mustered in on January 30, 1862, at Camp Wood in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, which was their training camp. The place was originally named Camp Hamilton after Charles S. Hamilton, the commander of the 3rd Wisconsin Infantry who trained there before mustering into Union service. //// It became Camp Wood when the 14th Wisconsin trained there and was named after its commander, Col. David E. Wood. //// During the war, it was outside of Fond du Lac, but now is inside the city. Only a small park marks its existence these days. //// --Old Secesh

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