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Indiana Historical Bureau

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Site of Camp Whitcomb

Location: SE corner Beharrell Avenue & E. Spring Street, New Albany. (Floyd County, Indiana)

Erected by Indiana Sesquicentennial Commission, 1966

ID# : 22.1966.1

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Five Indiana regiments were formed at this rendezvous point in 1846-1847 for service in the Mexican War. The first 3, 000 men departed for active duty under Brigadier-General Joseph Lane during July, 1846.

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Military