Camp Jefferson Davis Historical

Camp Jefferson Davis Historical (HM1XGH)

Location: Pascagoula, MS 39567 Jackson County
Country: United States of America

N 30° 20.616', W 88° 32.088'

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Authorized on February 22, 1848, by
President James K. Polk, this camp
was situated on a peninsula just south
of Pascagoula called Greenwood Island.
The camp grounds consisted of several
buildings, including a hospital, parade
ground, and cemetery. Under the command
of Brevet Major General David Twiggs,
the camp processed over two thousand
soldiers from June to October 1848. After
the camp closed in 1853, the buildings
were destroyed by a hurricane in 1860,
and the property was sold in 1903.


Sponsored by
the Descendants of
Mexican War Veterans
Year Placed2014
Placed ByThe Mississippi Department of Archives and History
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, March 24th, 2017 at 5:02pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16R E 352475 N 3357858
Decimal Degrees30.34360000, -88.53480000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 20.616', W 88° 32.088'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 20' 36.96" N, 88° 32' 5.28" W
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Area Code(s)228, 601, 662
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2601-2751 Beach Blvd, Pascagoula MS 39567, US
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