I think it was for one of the volunteers that had recently passed.Nice photo. Flag at half staff - what was the occasion?
They have a museum inside along with a decent amount of books about Camp Moore and also the War. Also have a cemetery out back. Worth the visit if you are in the area.Thanks for posting this - my great grandfather's three eldest brothers went through there in summer 1861. They each made it home, in one piece, more or less. I'd like to visit one day.
The area is virtually unchanged since the War. Even the current railroad follows the original tracks.I happened upon this place by accident on the way to Texas in 2008, it is not too far off the interstate, it was beautiful and I highly recommend stopping if you are heading down Louisiana toward Baton Rouge. Since that time, I have read up on it and it is highly historic. Thanks for posting!
Its about an hour from my house but only about 25 min from my office and anytime I do work in Tangipahoa I try to pass by if they are open.Great shot. Camp Moore is not far from where I live, so I often visit the sight. I had more than a few ancestors that trained there.