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Camp Holmes-Civil War camp near Raleigh NC

Camp Holmes-Civil War camp near Raleigh NC

Posted: 14 Jul 2011 9:25PM GMT
Classification: Query
Does anyone know where the camp is actually located? Everything I have found says "near Raleigh". Any historical markers nearby?
Were there any civil war battles fought at this location or was it just an enlistment place?
Thanks for any information.

Re: Camp Holmes-Civil War camp near Raleigh NC

Posted: 15 Jul 2011 2:11AM GMT
Classification: Query
My best first hits on this show that it was "a mile" or "mile-&-half" north or northeast of Raleigh. There is also a reference to it being on the Raleigh & Gaston rail line. The Bevers map of 1870 shows that line, but no notation of Camp Holmes. Might be about where Bevers shows "Tannery"

Re: Camp Holmes-Civil War camp near Raleigh NC

Posted: 17 Jul 2011 5:31PM GMT
Classification: Query
Thanks, poked around the old maps also and could not find it. Based on the fact the old main building on the Peace College campus was a confederate hospital and the RR was nearby, perhaps Camp Holmes was on or near the present day campus. I see where several soldiers died vs KIA at Camp Holmes so maybe this is near the campus.

Re: Camp Holmes-Civil War camp near Raleigh NC

Posted: 17 Jul 2011 10:06PM GMT
Classification: Query
Sounds reasonable. In my eye I was placing it above Mordecai due to the 1-&-half mile statement. Peace is closer than that to North St, but you could be right. Might find some data in the founding information of Peace.

Re: Camp Holmes-Civil War camp near Raleigh NC

Posted: 29 Jun 2013 8:56PM GMT
Classification: Query
Thank you for all your time in looking this up

Re: Camp Holmes-Civil War camp near Raleigh NC

Posted: 13 May 2015 12:20PM GMT
Classification: Query
This is a very late reply, but if you are still interested in Camp Holmes, it was a camp of basic drill and infantry instruction. It was also the training ground of the 72nd regiment (3rd Junior Reserves). One of my ancestors, Private James H. Caudill of Company G served in the 58th North Carolina and trained at Camp Holmes.
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