Nice story on WKAR-FM out of East Lansing about a little known property in Detroit. O.B. Curtis, chronicler of the 24th Michigan Volunteer Infantry, sums it up: 'The Detroit Riding Park, or old State Fair Ground, was designated as the place of rendezvous and called "Camp Barns," after Henry Barns, editor of the Advertiser and Tribune. The field extended from Woodward to Cass avenue, and from Alexandrine
avenue on the south to a point a few rods north of Canfield avenue.' (p. 38)
The story about the muster point for this immortal regiment from Michigan, part of the famed Iron Brigade, is here: Pohl interview
It would indeed be great if some civic minded resource stepped forward and sponsored a State Historical Marker ...