Original Date Visited: 6/15/07
Notes: Here is another odd placement courtesy of the SHPO. Although the Office's intentions were genuine anywhere along Longview Way would've been a much better (and safer) location for this one. As it stands this marker is set at a sharp road bend with no parking or shoulder of any kind to speak of for marker viewing. Instead, viewers must hurriedly cross Kings Canyon Road at this road bend making for quite a dangerous scenario. My recommendation is to park at the dirt turnout just south of the marker and walk a few hundred yards north.  was recently repainted in celebration of "150th Battle Born" as evident by the new plaque!
Established one-half mile to the north in October of 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 part in protecting settlers from Indian attacks 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 of 1865 and man and nature have obliterated all vestiges of the barracks, stables and other facilities.
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