civil war: Military Park Indianapolis Indiana - 03/27/10 12:31 PM
 
Military Park has the distinction of being the oldest of the many parks in Indianapolis. Originally named "Military Ground," it was founded in 1820. Used for military training during the Black Hawk War, it was the site of the Indiana State Fair for many years, up until 1863.
This 14-acre property was an important encampment for Union soldiers during the Civil War, when it was called "Camp Sullivan."

In the years immediately following the Civil War, the grounds were gradually upgraded to a rustic park-like setting, with a pool, a playground, a fountain and the pavilion that remains proudly … (0 comments)

 
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