Camp French

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Camp French
Location Address Restricted, Marine Corps Base Quantico
Area 155.9 acres (63.1 ha)
Built 1861 (1861)
MPS Campaigns for the Control of Navigation on the Lower Potomac River, 1861-1862, Virginia, Maryland, and DC, MPS
NRHP reference # 08001055[1]
Added to NRHP November 12, 2008

Camp French (44PW0917) was the site of a major Confederate Army encampment between March 1861 and August 1862. Encompassing more than 150 acres (61 ha) on the grounds of the Marine Corps Base Quantico in Virginia, the site includes four large regimental camps. Archeological surveys conducted since 1994 have identified locations of winter huts, an arms magazine, and a target range. The site is partially occupied by the Medal of Honor Golf Course, and traversed by Fuller Road.[2]

The Camp French site was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2008.

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "NRHP nomination for Camp French" (PDF). US Department of Defense. Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2014-02-20.