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Camp Randall looking southwest. In April 1861, Governor Alexander Randall asked that the State Agricultural Society fairgrounds be converted into a military camp to train volunteer soldiers following the outbreak of the Civil War. Throughout the war, the majority of Wisconsin's troops, some 70,000, were mustered here. The camp's ten acres were surrounded by an eight-foot board fence. More than 1200 Confederate prisoners were held here between April and June 1862.
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Camp Randall looking southwest. In April 1861, Governor Alexander Randall asked that the State Agricultural Society fairgrounds be converted into a military camp to train volunteer soldiers following the outbreak of the Civil War. Throughout the war, the majority of Wisconsin's troops, some 70,000, were mustered here. The camp's ten acres were surrounded by an eight-foot board fence. More than 1200 Confederate prisoners were held here between April and June 1862.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:1875
Creation Date: 1862
Creator Name:Unknown
City:Madison
County:Dane
State:Wisconsin
Collection Name:Place File*
Genre:Print
Original Format Type:prints, photomechanical
Original Format Number:PF Madison.111
Original Dimensions:10 x 8 inches
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This image is one of many images of Madison and its development over time, held by the Society.
SUBJECTS
Cities and towns
Landscape
Military training camps
Civil War, 1861-1865
Military camps
Dwellings

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