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Civil War Camps in and Near Howard County, Maryland

Throughout the War units regularly set up semi-permanent and permanent camps. Often these camps were named after political figures (Boardman, Bradford, Preston King, Randall) or military figures (McConnell, Butler, Dix, etc.) Units re-used names, so that multiple camps with the same name appear throughout the War. For example, two Camp Bradfords existed in Maryland during the War, both presumably named after Augustus Bradford, the pro-Union Governor of Maryland.

Below are all names of camps mentioned in primary sources during the War, as well as the unit, time period, location, and who the camp was named for.

Camp Beal - 10th Maine at Relay House, named for their Colonel, 11/1861
Camp Bean - 4th Wisconsin at Relay House, named for their Colonel, formerly the grounds of the 6th Mass., 10/1861
Camp Boardman - 4th Wisconsin at Relay House, 11/1861
Camp Bradford - 4th and 6th Maryland Vols, at Relay House, 1862, also a Camp Bradford in Baltimore
Camp Brastow - 10th Maine, November, 1861, near Relay House
Camp Butler - 5th New York Militia, Annapolis Junction, 1861
Camp Butler - 6th Massachusetts, Elkridge, 5/1861
Camp Cameron, “near the Relay”, 1861
Camp Compton, 141st New York, 4 miles from Laurel towards Washington, 1862
Camp Cooper, 1st Maryland Inf. Relay House, “On the north side of the Patapsco, on the hill towards the east”, 1861
Fort Dix - Relay House, 10th Maine, 1861, 1st NJ Militia, 1864, among others
Camp Dobbin - 8th Massachusetts, Relay House, 1861
Camp Durgin - 4th Wisconsin, perhaps whimsically named so by George Durgin, Sergeant. Guard station on the railroad described as “Station No.4, W. Br. B & O R. R. YD.”
Camp Elliott - 60th New York, “about a mile east of the Relay”
Camp Essex - Relay House, 8th Massachusetts, (after Essex Co., MA), 1861
Camp Gray - “near the Annapolis Junction”, 4th Wisconsin, September, 1861, named after Captain of Company C.
Camp Hathaway - Laurel, 141st New York, 1862
Camp Johnson - Ellicott's Mills, 12th New Jersey, 1862
Camp Kelsey - 10th Maine, Annapolis Junction
Camp Lewis - 109th New York, Savage, November, 1862
Camp McConnell, 1st Maryland Inf. Relay House, “On the north side of the Patapsco, on the hill towards the east”, 1861
Camp McCook, 157th Ohio, Relay House, 1864, after commander
Camp Michigan, Annapolis Junction, 1st Michigan Infantry, 12/1861
Camp Miles - Relay House, 60th New York Infantry, 1862
Camp Morgan - 8th New York Militia, 60th New York, Relay House, 5/1861-1862
Camp Preston King - 60th New York, Relay House, “erected near the first location of Camp Rathbone”
Camp Randall - 4th Wisconsin at Relay House
Camp Rathbone - 60th New York, “nearer the center of our line”
Camp Reynolds, 20th New York, Annapolis Junction, 1861
Camp Robinson - 60th New York, Relay House, 1862
Camp Scott, Relay House, “south side of the Patapsco…occupied by the Sixth and Eighth Massachusetts”, 1861
Camp Somwalt, 138th Pennsylvania Vols, Relay House, “on somewhat of a knoll near Fort Dix”
Camp Todd, 1st Pennsylvania Reserves, Annapolis Junction, 8/1861
Fort Wadsworth - Relay House, possibly another name for Fort Dix
Camp Washington, Relay House, “south side of the Patapsco…occupied by the Sixth and Eighth Massachusetts”, also the 1st MD Vols, 1861
Camp What Do You Call It - Annapolis Junction, 109th New York, 1862
Camp Wood - Elysville, 14th New Jersey, 1862
Camp Wool - 118th New York, Relay House, September 1862
Camp Wool - 14th New Jersey, Elysville, 1862

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