After the Civil War, many states built retirement homes for former soldiers. In Louisiana, this structure would be Camp Nicholls, named after former Confederate Gen. Francis R.T. Nicholls, who directed its construction. We came across this photo while working on our upcoming Autumn issue, which includes an article with previously unpublished information about Wheat Tigers and the First Battle of Manassas.
Three former Tigers resided at Camp Nicholls, which was used as an armory by the Louisiana National Guard after its closure as a retirement home. Unfortunately, the facility was damaged during Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and subsequently razed.
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