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Camp Nye

Camp Nye

Camp Nye Overview

Established one-half mile to the north in October 1864 (During the Civil War), Camp Nye served as the home base for the men of companies “D” and “E,” 1st Nevada Volunteer Cavalry.

Time has obliterated all vestiges of the barracks, stables, and other facilities.

Category

Military

Marker Type

Blue marker

Nevada Historical Marker Number

Camp Nye is Nevada Historical Marker #235.

Carson City is home to 26 Nevada State Historical Markers and the links to each are below for you to research to see if you want to add to your exploration list.

  1. #1 Empire and the Carson River Mills
  2. #25 Nevada’s Capitol
  3. #44 Carson City
  4. #70 Bliss Mansion
  5. #71 Methodist Church of Carson City
  6. #72 Nevada State Children’s Home
  7. #75 Federal Government Building (1888- 1970)
  8. #76 Eagle Valley
  9. #77 Dat-So-La-Lee
  10. #78 Orion Clemens Home
  11. #91 Stewart Indian School
  12. #134 Trans-Sierran Pioneer Flight
  13. #175 Stewart – Nye Residence
  14. #179 First Air Flight Over Nevada
  15. #180 The Warm Springs Hotel and Nevada State Prison
  16. #181 Washoe Indians
  17. #193 Historic Flume and Lumberyard
  18. #194 Gardner’s Ranch
  19. #196 The United States Mint Carson City, Nevada
  20. #213 Lakeview
  21. #235 Camp Nye
  22. #243 Corbett-Fitzsimmon Fight
  23. #250 State Printing Building
  24. #252 Rinckel Mansion
  25. #258 Charles W. Friend House, Observatory & Weather Station
  26. #259 The Governor’s Mansion

Click here to view the full list of Nevada State Historical Markers.

County

Carson City, Nevada

GPS Coordinates

39.162420, -119.794175

Nevada Historical Marker Transcription

Established one-half mile to the north in October 1864, Camp Nye served as the home base for the men of companies “D” and “E,” 1st Nevada Volunteer Cavalry.  During the Civil War, troopers from Camp Nye took an active role in struggles with American Indians, and Company “D” suffered the only two combat deaths incurred by Nevada units during the war in a battle at Table Mountain in the Tuscarora Range in Elko County on May 20, 1865.  Camp Nye was deactivated in August 1865.  Time has obliterated all vestiges of the barracks, stables and other facilities.

NEVADA STATE HISTORIC MARKER NO.  235

STATE HISTORIC PRESERVATION OFFICE

LT. COL. WILLIAM F. McCONNEL (USAF RET.)

References Used

Camp Nye