Tennessee Camp, also known as 2nd Tennessee Volunteer Camp and Camp Bate, is a historic archaeological site and American Civil War encampment located at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Stafford County, Virginia. It was the location of a winter Confederate States Army regimental-sized camp from September 1861 through February 1862. It consists of at least 141 hut pits, surface features remaining from 'dugout' huts utilized as winter quarters by soldiers during the Civil War era.[3]

Tennessee Camp
Nearest cityMarine Corps Base, Quantico, Virginia
Area25.8 acres (10.4 ha)
Built1861 (1861)
MPSCampaigns for the Control of Navigation on the Lower Potomac River, 1861-1862, Virginia, Maryland, and DC, MPS
NRHP reference #08001059[1]
VLR #089-5207
Significant dates
Added to NRHPNovember 12, 2008
Designated VLRJune 19, 2008[2]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2008.[1]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ "Virginia Landmarks Register". Virginia Department of Historic Resources. Retrieved 5 June 2013.
  3. ^ John H. Haynes, Jr. (July 2005). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Tennessee Camp" (PDF). DoD Energy, Environment, Safety & Occupational Health Network and Information Exchange. Archived from the original on 2016-03-04.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)