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Camp Moore hosts annual Civil War re-enactment Nov. 18-19

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Camp Moore hosts annual Civil War re-enactment Nov. 18-19
TANGIPAHOA---The Camp Moore Historical Association announces its annual Civil War Living History Encampment and Reenactment, to be held on Saturday, November 18th and Sunday, November 19th, 2017.

Camp Moore was the largest Confederate training camp in Louisiana and the only one in the country still open to the public.

There are 6 acres of grounds, a 2-acre cemetery and a museum with artifacts explaining the role of Camp Moore and the soldiers during the war.

The gates will open at 9:00 a.m. each day and the museum at 10:00 a.m. The soldier's campsites will be open to the public all day. Drills and demonstrations by the soldiers and specialty impressions will take place throughout the day. Guests are encouraged to visit the campsites and ask questions of the re-enactors about life in the 1860's. A Catholic mass will be celebrated Saturday afternoon. A scripted battle will take place at 2:00 pm on Saturday and 2:00 pm on Sunday with full-scale artillery, cavalry and infantry impressions. The Camp Moore museum will close at 4:00 p.m. each day and the grounds will close to the public at 4:30 p.m.

There will be Civil War period sutlers on site that can cater to the needs of persons wanting to purchase items relating to the period of the war. During the war, sutlers were merchants that followed the armies on both sides and sold goods to the soldiers that they would not otherwise have had available.

The museum is full of items related to Camp Moore and the life of the soldiers from Louisiana. Included in the displays are original images of soldiers, soldier's effects, a medicine chest full of original medicines, surgeon's kits, musical instruments, letters from soldiers and displays of the various weapons and the ammunition used.

We will have food vendors on site selling hamburgers, chicken and sausage gumbo, red beans and rice, French fries, nacho’s, hot dogs and soft drinks. Souvenirs and books will also be available. A raffle drawing will take place following Sunday's battle.

Admission fees for the entire day each day are $5.00 for adults, $3.00 for students, and under six years enter free each day. The admission charge includes a tour of the museum, which has many nice displays.

For additional information, please call Camp Moore during our regular hours: 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday at (985) 229-2438 or visit our website at: www.campmoorela.com

Camp Moore is located on Hwy. 51, between Kentwood, LA and Tangipahoa, LA. That is 25 miles south of McComb, MS or 25 miles north of Hammond, LA, off I-55 at Exit 57. There is plenty of parking space but guests are advised to come early so that they may see all of the attractions.