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.