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In the Civil War was traveled by two Union regiments of Illinois Cavalry May 1, 1863 enroute to Baton Rouge. Col. B.H. Grierson commanded the diversionary raid previous to Gen. Grant's land movement against Vicksburg, Mississippi.
Standing at this point and looking to your south toward the open field, you are looking at the western edge of the parade ground. To your right is the current railroad that once was used by the New Orleans, Jackson and Great Northern Railroad, the…
Face 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 …
The cemetery was reclaimed from the elements in 1903 by the veterans themselves and the women who became members of Camp Moore Chapter #562, UDC. The land was bought from logging interests and the fence installed by 1905. The cemetery, fence and w…
Although difficult to see because of the vegetation at the cemetery fence, the ground falls off sharply just outside the fence. The same creek that you crossed to get to the cemetery passes along this back side of the cemetery. The ground rises on…
You 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…
This cabin was believed to be built in 1929 to serve as the meeting house for the Camp Moore Chapter No. 562, United Daughters of the Confederacy and served in that capacity for many years. It originally stood east of Marker No. 2 but was removed …
N. boundary of Tangipahoa Parish. Line established by Pickney Treaty, Oct. 27, 1795, dividing southern United States and Spanish West Florida. Recognized U.S. claim dating back to American Revolution, 1783.
Sacred to the memory of
Soldiers who died
at Camp Moore.
Cemetery was dedicated
to the State of Louisiana
June 3rd, 1905
"Twine a garland, drop a tear,
O'er Louisiana's unnamed dead
Who slumber here"
Site of Camp Moore, 1861-1865, where Confederate soldiers from several states were trained, the largest camp of the Confederacy. A minor engagement was fought nearby, Oct 5-9, 1864. The men buried here died of disease while in the service of their…