Tag Archives: Camp Morton

On the Way to War

They left Camp Morton on June 19, 1861.  After two months of training and learning how to be part of a unit of soldiers, these young men were on their way to war. Getting on the cars in Indianapolis, the … Continue reading

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Camp Food

Everybody complains about food.  Airline food, college food, summer camp food–they all come under fire, but perhaps none more than Army food. When Indiana mobilized thousands of her sons in the spring of 1861, she had to figure out how … Continue reading

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Learning to be a Soldier

After arriving at Camp Morton on Thursday, April 18th, 1861, L.K. probably quickly fell into a routine. Excitement was high in the beginning.  The whole camp shook as thirteen guns were fired with the arrival of each new company of … Continue reading

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Arriving at Camp

When L.K. and the other young men from Richmond stepped off the train cars in Indianapolis, they found a city in the throes of martial excitement.  The Indianapolis Journal of April 16, 1861 reported: “Our streets are blazing with national … Continue reading

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