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Camp Holmes-Civil War camp near Raleigh NC

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Re: Camp Holmes-Civil War camp near Raleigh NC

Posted: 1525793085000
Classification: Query
The camp is on this 1865 map, at the top, right of center.

Someone prepared an overlay of a modern day Google map by aligning the creeks and railroad and railroad overpass, and it is indeed where Wake Forest Road joins Capital Blvd. (I have a copy of that overlay, but can't find the link.)

Coordinates are approximately 35.805268, -78.628108 according to Google Maps. It was probably a good site -- near water, near the railroad, on a wide flat plain (ideal for drilling recruits), close enough to Raleigh for war business but not too close, etc.
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