Louisiana Brigade Winter Camp

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Louisiana Brigade Winter Camp
Little is left of the site
Nearest cityManassas Park, Virginia
Area7.8 acres (3.2 ha)
Built1861 (1861)
MPSCivil War Properties in Prince William County MPS
NRHP reference No.89001912[1]
Added to NRHPNovember 16, 1989

The Louisiana Brigade Winter Camp, also known as Camp Carondelet, was the site of an American Civil War military camp during the winter of 1861–62. It is located east of Manassas Park, Virginia and about 1 mile (1.6 km) south of Bull Run. The site was used by five battalions of Louisiana soldiers of the Confederate Army, whose distinctive buttons (bearing a pelican emblem) have long been found by relic hunters. Obvious remnants of the camp include the remains of 25 huts, some of which have been damaged or destroyed by road-building activity through the site, and chimneys representing the locations of an estimated 50 more.[2]

The camp location was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1989.[1]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ "NRHP nomination for Louisiana Brigade Winter Camp" (PDF). State of Virginia. Archived from the original on 2017-01-18. Retrieved 2012-02-20.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)