Camp Moore Confedrate Museum, Tangipahoa

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Specialty Museum · Hidden Gem · Museum
Camp Moore, north of the Village of Tangipahoa near Kentwood, Louisiana, was a Confederate training base and principal base of operations in eastern Louisiana and southwestern Mississippi. The base was named for Louisiana Governor Thomas Overton Moore and operated from May 1861 to 1864 during the American Civil War. The location of the camp was chosen due to its relatively high ground elevation, abundance of fresh drinking water, and being adjacent to the then New Orleans, Jackson & Great Northern Railroad line. A small portion of the camp remains, containing the Camp Moore Confederate Cemetery and Museum.
Among the thousands of troops who were organized and trained at Camp Moore were the regiments that later constituted the Louisiana Tigers. As many as 20,000 men from Louisiana were trained at Camp Moore before fighting in battles in Kentucky, Virginia, Tennessee, and Arkansas. Troops from Louisiana, Mississippi, and Arkansas were trained at the base. Establishment of the camp was authorized directly from Confederate President Jefferson Davis.
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  • Off the beaten path and privately owned, Camp Moore features an outstanding collection of exhibits. The 18 minute video is as good as any produced by the National Park Service.  more »
  • Thunderstorms and traffic jams on the highways delayed our arrival to Camp Moore just at was closing at 3 PM on a Saturday. Mentioning my Confederate ancestor, who was a Lt. Colonel for the 1st...  more »
  • A lot of potential to be a great place. They seem really stuck in the past and determined to make this as a representation of states rights, and not that they wanted the right to own another person to be the law. The MAGA hats were proudly displayed for sale, which is hilarious because that man is NOT for states rights at all. The inside was a museum in and of itself, and would be nice if it weren't presented in the way it was. They complained that they get no state support because of the lack of visitors and they were not a Federal park or museum for the same reasons. Maybe if they had the perspective that this is something that happened and that it can be learned from. Fight for states rights on a better platform, but use this as an example of one fight. Thank goodness slavery in its original form is over for the most part. The grounds themselves were lovely for a self guided tour. If nothing else, it is nice to look at. The docents are all volunteers and they run from donations.
  • Camp Moore has a very nice museum. Many artifacts and very well kept grounds. It was a training Depot 4 Confederate soldiers on their way 2 they're assigned regiments. Each year the weekend before Thanksgiving there is a reenactment which takes place for 2 days

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