Camp Tippecanoe

May, 1861, saw this high 30-acre bluff overlooking Lafayette quickly become an induction center for enlistees in the Civil War until its end in 1865.  Ample water, good drainage and access to the railroad at its west end served the purpose well, however rough its shelters.  Regiments were organized here including the 10th, 15th, 20th, 40th, 72nd (a part of Wilder's famous "Lighning Brigade") and the 86th, as well as the 10th, 11th and 16th Light Artillery Batteries attached to other units.

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Historical Markers

Photo by Adina Watkins Dyer

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