Walking Tour Stop 3The 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 wall that you see here were dedicated on June 3. 1905. Within two years, the monument had been acquired from the Magnolia Marble Works of Magnolia Miss. and was dedicated on October 24, 1907. The cemetery contains an unknown number of graves at this time. The vast majority of these men died of disease during the two extremely bad measles outbreaks here in late 1861 and early 1862. The current markers do not mark the individual graves but were placed in an aesthetic manner in the 1990's for men that research has shown definitely died at Camp Moore. The actual graves are believed to be over the entire span of the enclosed cemetery. The soldier on top of the monument stands as a silent sentry over the graves of these men unknown to all but God. The named headstones are for men that research has definitively concluded died at Camp Moore. Numbers of men believed to be buried here have ranged from 100 to 800. Proceed to Marker No. 4.
|Placed By||Camp Moore|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, January 25th, 2016 at 1:01pm PST -08:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||15R E 738074 N 3419558|
|Decimal Degrees||30.88540000, -90.50953333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 30° 53.124', W 90° 30.572'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||30° 53' 7.44" N, 90° 30' 34.32" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling North|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near State Rte 1052, Kentwood LA 70444, US|
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