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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: 9 Feb 2012 1:49AM GMT
Classification: Query
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Re: Camp Holmes-Civil War camp near Raleigh NC (found it)

Posted: 12 May 2012 10:31PM GMT
Classification: Lookup
It took me about a half a day to find this. After about an hour of calculating, I determined that Camp Holmes was located about where Wake Forest Road hits Capital Blvd north of downtown Raleigh. Attached is a map I photocopied from the state archives superimposed over a Google map of the area. Because much of the modern Pigeon house creek more of a canal now, I relied mostly on the railroad, indicated by the dashed line running south of the camp. The official map is one of the defenses of Raleigh, created in 1863 for Governor Zebulon Vance, and several close-up negatives are available for viewing at the state archives free of charge. You're welcome.
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Re: Camp Holmes-Civil War camp near Raleigh NC (found it)

Posted: 13 May 2012 11:33AM GMT
Classification: Query
Bull's eye!

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
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