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Jackson

Camp Jackson Historical Marker Dedication Ceremony

Camp Jackson Historical Marker Dedication Ceremony

Time & Location

Apr 23, 1:00 PM

Jackson, 1100 Clinton Rd, Jackson, MI 49202, USA

About the Event

Join the Jackson County Michigan Historical Society & TRUE Community Credit Union for the “Camp Jackson” Historical Marker Unveiling Ceremony on Saturday, April 23, at 1:00pm. The event, which will take place at TRUE Community Credit Union, 1100 Clinton Rd, Jackson, will highlight historical 19th century activities throughout the day.

Everyone is invited to this outdoor event, which will occur rain or shine. Visitors will enjoy early American demonstrations and witness what life was like during the American Civil War at a Civil War Encampment, from 12pm-2pm.

Speakers for the 1:00pm event include Mayor Daniel Mahoney; Matt VanAcker of the Michigan State Capitol; Maurice Imhoff, President of JCMHS; Chrissy Siders, President & CEO of TRUE Community Credit Union; the Michigan Army National Guard; and City Historian Linda Hass, who will talk briefly about their organizations and the historical significance of the site. This is only a few of the speakers. Other speakers, including government and military officials will be announced as we get closer.

Camp Jackson was a training ground for Civil War recruits in the 20th and 26th regiments of the Michigan Volunteer Infantry. Training for the over 1,000 men there began July 1862 and included regimental drills and target practice. It was also where the men received their Springfield and Enfield rifles, their uniforms, and where many recuperated from—and some succumbed to—sickness.

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