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Camp Morton, 1861-1865: Indianapolis Prison Camp
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Language of Ebook: English Date of Publication: January 1st 1995 by Indiana Historical Society
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President Abraham Lincoln's call for 75,000 volunteers in April 1861 made it necessary for Indiana governor Oliver P. Morton to find a suitable location for receiving the state's volunteers to the Union cause. By the end of April 1861 the thirty-six-acre Camp Morton had shelters for six thousand men. In February 1862 the federal government took over the camp and turned itPresident Abraham Lincoln's call for 75,000 volunteers in April 1861 made it necessary for Indiana governor Oliver P. Morton to find a suitable location for receiving the state's volunteers to the Union cause. By the end of April 1861 the thirty-six-acre Camp Morton had shelters for six thousand men. In February 1862 the federal government took over the camp and turned it into a place to hold Confederate prisoners. The camp remained a prison camp until the end of the war.

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