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Eric Burke
02-17-2004, 06:00 PM
I did some research recently on one of my great great great grandfathers, and found that they were listed to have served during the war on the rosters of the "Camp of Instruction, Talladega, Alabama". Does anyone have any information on this camp, its purpose, or any literature written on it?

Thanks in advance!

TheGrayGhost
02-19-2004, 04:48 PM
CAMP BUCKNER (Talladega, AL)
[Camp of Instruction Two.] A Camp of Instruction, or Conscript Camp, was situated between East and West Streets, traversed by the present Sloan Ave., including the Edward R. Wren Memorial Hall property. Tents were placed all through the grove of oak trees. It was commanded by Major W. J. Walthall.

from-
http://www.tarleton.edu/~kjones/ALcamps.html

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more info-

http://history-sites.com/alcwmb/old-archive/archivefiles/1297.html

http://history-sites.com/alcwmb/old-archive/archivefiles/1301.html

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There was also a company of cavalry("Supporting Force for the Conscript Bureau") stationed at Talladega known as Bowie's Company.

Thomas, you must sign your posts with your full name - Mike Chapman

Eric Burke
02-19-2004, 09:38 PM
Thanks alot for the info, Thomas!