Walking Tour Stop 2Face the field to the south. This large field was the Parade Ground. It was cleared of pine trees by men that came through Camp Moore. Today it maintains the same overall size and shape that it did during the war. While the various companies were trying to organize into regiments, the men were taught discipline, the manual of arms and the schools of the company and battalion on this field. It was here that the individual companies of 64-100 men drilled and became proficient at marching and moving as organized bodies of troops. Drill masters were hired to help with the instruction as most of the officers were not trained when they arrived here. Every day the men would drill as squads of 10-12 men, then as companies of 64-100 men, then as regiments of about 1000 men and then each afternoon there was a dress parade on these grounds where the entire came would march on parade. General Taylor, the commander of Camp Moore would view the parade of troops. The campsites for the main camp were straight to your front, behind the tree line in the distance and continued on to the banks of Beaver Creek. To your extreme left (or east) was the upper camp or Camp Tracy, as the men called it. This was an additional camping area that extended on behind the cemetery. Proceed to Marker No. 3.
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|Placed By||Camp Moore|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, January 25th, 2016 at 1:02pm PST -08:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||15R E 738020 N 3419472|
|Decimal Degrees||30.88463333, -90.51011667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 30° 53.078', W 90° 30.607'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||30° 53' 4.68" N, 90° 30' 36.42" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|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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