September 18, 2010
The tent city, located in City Park in Little Rock (Pulaski County) during the 1911 national United Confederate Veterans Reunion, was home to many of the 12,000 veterans who attended the reunion. The camp was named in honor of Colonel Robert Shaver of Mena (Polk County), commander of the Seventh Arkansas Infantry. In an attempt to make it easier for the aging soldiers to locate friends, the military style camp was organized by state, division, and corps. All of the amenities necessary for the comfort of the former soldiers were available for the duration of the reunion.