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

Camp Moore #5

Walking Tour Stop 5

 
 
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January 7, 2016
1. Camp Moore #5 Marker
Inscription. 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 Illinois Cavalry from Baton Rouge had passed through Clinton and other points west of here and then passed north, near Osyka before proceeding to attack Camp Moore. There were only a few dozen troops here by that time and they scattered under the attack. The Federals overran Camp Moore and destroyed everything here of value including a tannery, large quantities of gray cloth and clothing and other quartermaster stores. In addition, the garrison flag was captured. It was raided again on November 30th, 1864 under General John Davidson and all buildings were destroyed as well. Camp Moore, for all intents and purposes, ceased to exist after that time. Proceed to Marker No. 6.
 
Erected by Camp Moore. (Marker Number 5.)
 
Location. 30° 53.135′ N, 90° 30.612′ W. Marker is in Tangipahoa, Louisiana, in Tangipahoa Parish. Marker can be reached from Camp Moore Road (State Highway 1052) east of U.S. 51, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at
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January 7, 2016
2. Camp Moore #5 Marker
or near this postal address: 70640 Camp Moore Rd, Tangipahoa LA 70465, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Camp Moore #3 (within shouting distance of this marker); Camp Moore #6 (within shouting distance of this marker); Camp Moore Confederate Cemetery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Camp Moore Confederate Soldiers Memorial (about 300 feet away); Camp Moore #2 (about 400 feet away); Camp Moore #1 (about 400 feet away); Camp Moore #4 (about 500 feet away); Camp Moore (about 700 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.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Camp Moore #5 Marker image. Click for full size.
January 7, 2016
3. Camp Moore #5 Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 23, 2016. This page has been viewed 269 times since then and 29 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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