Camp Roberts/Camp Kinsman - Davenport, Iowa
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Hikenutty
N 41° 32.822 W 090° 33.139
15T E 704150 N 4602378
Quick Description: Camp Roberts, later renamed Camp Kinsman, was one of 4 Civil War camps in the Davenport region. It was originally built as a temporary camp but was later made permanent.
Location: Iowa, United States
Date Posted: 8/5/2007 8:40:02 AM
Waymark Code: WM1YQB
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Turtle3863
Views: 83

Long Description:
These two markers, placed by the Hannah Caldwell Chapter of the D.A.R., are located at the Annie Wittenmyer complex in Davenport, Iowa.

Davenport had 4 camps in the city during the civil war. The main camp was Camp Lincoln/Camp Joe Holt on the Davenport Fairgrounds. This was used for training the regiments. Camp Roberts was created as a temporary site to house the many Iowa soldiers coming to fight in the war. As the war dragged on it became permanent.

Following the war, the empty buildings of the camp were confiscated by Annie Wittenmyer for use as an orphanage for the orphans of the war. She moved in 180 war orphans while permission for such a move was still being debated in Washington DC. Due to the extravagant design of the camp and the determination of Miss Wittenmyer, the Home became the prototype for orphanages throughout the United States and was later renamed in her honor.

On the site you'll find many historic markers, some placed officially by the state, and others, such as these two civil war markers, placed by private groups such as the local D.A.R. chapter.
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