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Tangipahoa in Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)

Camp Moore #2

Walking Tour Stop 2

Camp Moore #2 Marker image. Click for full size.
January 7, 2016
1. Camp Moore #2 Marker
Inscription.  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 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 camp 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
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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.
Erected by Camp Moore. (Marker Number 2.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
Location. 30° 53.078′ N, 90° 30.607′ W. Marker is in Tangipahoa, Louisiana, in Tangipahoa Parish. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Camp Moore Road (State Highway 1052) and U.S. 51, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 70640 Camp Moore Rd, Tangipahoa LA 70465, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Camp Moore #1 (within shouting distance of this marker); Camp Moore Confederate Soldiers Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Camp Moore #3 (about 300 feet away); Camp Moore (about 300 feet away); Camp Moore #4 (about 300 feet away); Camp Moore #5 (about 400 feet away); Camp Moore #6 (about 400 feet away); Camp Moore Confederate Cemetery (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tangipahoa.
Also see . . .  Camp Moore Museum and Cemetery. Site of the Largest Confederate Training Camp in Louisiana. (Submitted on January 25, 2016.) 
Camp Moore #2 Marker image. Click for full size.
January 7, 2016
2. Camp Moore #2 Marker
Camp Moore #2 Marker image. Click for full size.
January 7, 2016
3. Camp Moore #2 Marker
Credits. This page was last revised on April 22, 2017. It was originally submitted on January 23, 2016. This page has been viewed 342 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 23, 2016. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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