Walking Tour Stop 5You are standing at the northern boundary of Camp Moore. Looking into the woods to your front, you are viewing the direction from which came the fatal attack on Camp Moore on October 5th, 1864. Federal cavalry under Colonel John Fonda of the 118th Illinois Cavalry from Baton Rouge had passed through Clinton and other points west of here and then passed north, near Osyka before proceeding to attack Camp Moore. There were only a few dozen troops here by that time and they scattered under the attack. The Federals overran Camp Moore and destroyed everything here of value including a tannery, large quantities of gray cloth and clothing and other quartermaster stores. In addition, the garrison flag was captured. It was raided again on November 30th, 1864 under General John Davidson and all buildings were destroyed as well. Camp Moore, for all intents and purposes, ceased to exist after that time. Proceed to Marker No. 6.
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|Placed By||Camp Moore|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, January 25th, 2016 at 1:01pm PST -08:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||15R E 738010 N 3419577|
|Decimal Degrees||30.88558333, -90.51020000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 30° 53.135', W 90° 30.612'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||30° 53' 8.1" N, 90° 30' 36.72" W|
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|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling North|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near State Rte 1052, Kentwood LA 70444, US|
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