|Department of Iowa - Civil War Monuments|
Muscatine County - Muscatine
Camp Strong Marker
Camp Strong was the mustering point and training grounds for the Iowa 24th, 35th and 37th Infantry Regiments during 1862. The 37th was the famous "Graybeard Regiment" which was composed of men over age 45 and was established for guard or garrison duty. George W. Kincaid of Muscatine County had the original concept for this regiment and later became the colonel and commander. It is said that Confederate prisioners may have been buried here but this is unconfirmed. The marker is located at the entrance to VanAcker's Mobile Home Park at 2436 Sampson Street. This is in the SW part of town. Take Sampson Steet east (across the railroad tracks) off Grandview Avenue (also Business Highway 61).
Thank you to Dan Clark of Muscatine for the photo and information about Camp Strong and this marker. He reports that we do not know the exact boundary or layout of the camp.