Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Located Camp Brandywine

This sign is near a what is now a shopping center in Greenville, Delaware, right next to Route 52. It marks the location where 'Camp Brandywine' was. This was the camp of instruction where the Delaware Volunteer Infantries reported for school of the soldier from 1861-62.   Afterwards a Pennsylvania regiment was garrisoned here for the purpose of guarding the DuPont powder mills on the Brandywine River.

It's now a parking lot for retail stores.

...and here is what the place looked like in 1861.  (source: Hagley Museum's Civil War collection)

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