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Near New Iberia in Iberia Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

Site of Camp Pratt

 
 
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By Shane Cormier, October 26, 2011
1. Site of Camp Pratt Marker
Inscription.  From 1862-1863 Camp Pratt was official Confederate camp of conscription and instruction for South Louisiana. At one time as many as 3,000 conscripts here. A small compound for Union prisoners of war also located at the camp.
 
Erected 1980 by Department of Culture Recreation and Tourism.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
 
Location. 30° 2.999′ N, 91° 52.216′ W. Marker is near New Iberia, Louisiana, in Iberia Parish. Marker is on West Old Spanish Trail (State Highway 182) one mile from Spanish Lake Road (Parish Road 123), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New Iberia LA 70560, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Spanish Lake (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named Spanish Lake (approx. 0.6 miles away); Belmont Plantation (approx. 3.8 miles away); The Erath Building (approx. 4 miles away); The Episcopal Church Of The Epiphany (approx. 4.1 miles away); A Walk of Faith
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By Shane Cormier, October 26, 2011
2. Site of Camp Pratt Marker
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(approx. 4.1 miles away); Eddie L. Dorsey, MD; Ima Pierson, DDS; Howard C. Scoggins, MD; Luins Williams, MD (approx. 4.2 miles away); St. Peter's Cemetery (approx. 4.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Iberia.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 29, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 8, 2011, by Shane Cormier of Lafayette, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 1,379 times since then and 56 times this year. Last updated on May 28, 2021, by Will Adams of Kenner, Louisiana. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 8, 2011, by Shane Cormier of Lafayette, Louisiana. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.

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