The Military Encampment is located on ground once used by Brigadier
General Samuel McGowan's (South Carolina) Brigade from October 1864
through March 1865 and reflects the typical appearance of a Civil
Several structures, all of which are open to visitors, reflect the
variety of architectural styles used by the soldiers during the
Civil War's final year. Wooden huts and canvas shelters illustrate
the functions that occurred in camps from Virginia to Texas during
the Civil War.
of all ages can step inside the Discovery Hut for a hands-on experience
with Civil War uniforms and clothing. Kid-size uniforms, hats and
accoutrements are available to be tried on for size – and
make a great photo opportunity. Kids can also learn about
drum rolls and test their skills on a real drum!
The Military Encampment is located near the Battlefield Center
at the entrance to the Breakthrough Trail.