Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Military Post

Marker ID: SCHM 43-25
Location: North side o/West Calhoun Street between Church and Salem streets, Sumter
County: Sumter
Coordinates: N 33° 55.476    W 080° 20.798
  33.9246    -80.34663333
Style: Free Standing **


After the Civil War ended in 1865, a Federal military occupation garrison was located for sometime in this area of Sumter. Known locally as "Yankee Camp" the post contained officers´ quarters, barracks, and a guard house. Here sentinels could be seen guarding their posts while prisoners and soldiers performed various camp chores.

Erected by Sumter County Historical Commission - 1993


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