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what confederate training centers were there other than Camp Moore?

Discussion in 'Civil War History - General Discussion' started by historicus, Jan 11, 2017.

  1. historicus

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    I am aware of the Confederate training camp of Camp Moore in Louisiana, but i have not been able to find any other Confederate training centers. There had to be other confederate training centers.
    I am interested in learning about Confederate training centers in the Confederate Army where Confederate soldiers would goto train when they first enlisted in the Confederate Army.

    What are some of the other Confederate training centers for Confederate soldiers in the Confederate Army?
     

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  3. east tennessee roots

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    http://www.ncpedia.org/civilwar/installations/camps



    I believe east Tennessee Confederates trained in Knoxville.

    https://www.tnvacation.com/vendors/myers-training-camp
     
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    Camp Ford, Texas, later becoming the largest POW camp west of the Mississippi river.
     
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    Camp Watts at Notasulga, Alabama
    Camp Buckner at Talladega , Alabama
     
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    Tennessee troops that trained at Camp Trousdale:
    The camp was near the Louisville & Nashville Railroad, north-west of the little village of Richland Station, now called Portland. They later moved Camp Trousdale to a location west of Portland near the Gas Pumping Station.
    3rd Tennessee Infantry - Colonel John C. Brown
    7th Tennessee Infantry - Colonel Robert Hatton
    8th Tennessee Infantry - Colonel Albert Fulton
    16th Tennessee Infantry - Colonel John H. Savage
    17th Tennessee Infantry - Colonel Tasewell W. Newman
    18th Tennessee Infantry - Colonel Joseph B. Palmer
    20th Tennessee Infantry - Colonel Joel A. Battle
    23rd Tennessee Infantry - Colonel Mathis Martin
    24th Tennessee Infantry - Colonel R. D. Allison
    32nd Tennessee Infantry - Colonel Edmund E. Cook
    35th Tennessee Infantry - Colonel Benjamin J. Hill
    41st Tennessee Infantry - Colonel Robert Farquharson
    44th Tennessee Infantry - Colonel G. A. McDaniel
    45th Tennessee Infantry - Colonel Addison Mitchell
    55th Tennessee Infantry - Colonel James A. McKoin
    2nd Tennessee Cavalry - Colonel E. S. Smith
    2nd Cavalry Battalion - Lieutenant Colonel Samuel H. Jones
    1st Artillery Battery - Captain Arthur M. Rutledge.
    Morton's Light Artillery - Company - Captain John W. Morton
    Woodwards Tennessee - Cavalry Company - Captain Thomas C. Woodward

    http://home.freeuk.com/gazkhan/tenn_trousdale.htm
     
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    Camp McDonald and Camp Stephens are well known Confederate training camps in GA. There was also a very short lived camp NW of Savannah called Camp Davis that existed to handle the large influx of troops during the call for troops in early '62. It apparently only existed from March '62 thru May '62.
    Nice write up in the Effingham Herald about it:
    http://www.effinghamherald.net/archives/17703/
     
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    Fort Randolp was built in Tenn on the Mississippi River to recuit & train. That is where N B Forrest enlisted.

    Grenada, Miss had a large camp where many units net to form into regiments. Jeff Davis later visited it.
    {Edited}. This area us now under Grenada Lake. There is a historical marker but i dont have a photo of it.
     
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    I suspect that it was irregular. For example Cobb's GA Legion assembled and trained at a temporary camp around the Richmond, VA Fairgrounds called (well) Camp Cobb.
     
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    Are you sure about Turney? If I´m not mistaken he and his regiment went east before Trousdale was established.
     
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    Do places like Columbus, Ky or Belmont, Mo. count? Men drilled daily.
     
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    I believe you are right.
     
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