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Camp Morton 1861-65

Camp Morton 1861-65

Location: 1900 block N. Alabama Street, Herron-Morton Place Historic Park, Indianapolis. (Marion County, Indiana)

Erected by Indiana Civil War Centennial Commission, 1962

ID# : 49.1962.1

Visit the Indiana History Blog to learn about Lucinda Burbank Morton's work to aid prisoners at Camp Morton.


Site selected by Lew Wallace as training camp for volunteers on old State Fairgrounds in 1861 and named for Governor Oliver P. Morton. Used as a camp for Confederate prisoners, 1862-65. Col. Richard Owen, Commandant.