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152-5001 Louisiana Brigade Winter Camp Archaeological Site

Louisiana Brigade Winter Camp Archaeological Site
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For additional information, read the Nomination Form PDF

VLR Listing Date 08/15/1989

NRHP Listing Date 11/16/1989

NPS property number 89001912

The Louisiana Brigade Winter Camp, also known as Camp Carondelet, served during 1861 62 as the winter quarters for 6th, 7th, 8th, and 9th Confederate infantry regiments, the First Louisiana Battalion Infantry (General Wheat’s Special Battalion), and Bowyer’s Virginia artillery. Intact features include more than twenty-five hut sites, (low, rectangular, earthen mounds and remnants of collapsed chimneys), road traces, rifle pits, a bottle dump, and an additional fifty features thought to be hut sites. In March 1862, the log huts were burned by the soldiers before withdrawing to the Rappahannock River. At first called “wharf rats from New Orleans,” the Louisiana military units displayed fierce fighting style in the battle of first Manassas. Thereafter, the Louisiana soldiers were considered heroes and commonly referred to as the “Tigers.” The camp site is owned by the city of Manassas Park.


Abbreviations:
VLR: Virginia Landmarks Register
NPS: National Park Service
NRHP: National Register of Historic Places
NHL: National Historic Landmark

Updated April 4, 2018