NoD: Camp Swigert

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Camp Swigert historic marker, Wurtland, Ky.
It has come to my attention that some of you are disappointed when they see a pictured historic marker. Sure, a marker isn't as attention-grabbing as something that still exists - but it does mark an important piece of history for a reason. Regarding Camp Swigert, Kentucky historic marker #2247 reads:
Union Civil War training camp was organized Dec. 12, 1861. Made up of 20-25 acres. It became center of volunteer enlistees under command of Col. D. W. Lindsey. Recruits from surrounding counties, Frankfort & Louisville were assigned to form the 22nd Regt of Ky Volunteer Inf. Both black and white infantrymen stationed at Camp Swigert. Engaged in skirmishes in eastern Ky & West Va., followed by Middle Creek, Ky and Cumberland Gap,Tn. They moved through Tennessee and Mississippi. The 22 Ky Volunteer Inf. Regt. consolidated at Baton Rouge, La in March 1864 into the 7 Ky Veteran Inf. Non-veterans were mustered out in Louisville on January 20, 1865.
After the Battle of Chickasaw Bayou, the colors of the KY 22nd Regt was said to be both "torn" and "covered with blood." [*]
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