What to know
The home was built between 1857 and 1859 for attorney James T. Elliott. During the Civil War Confederate General Edmond K. Smith came to Camden twice from his headquarters in Shreveport, Louisiana to inspect the troops and fortifications. General Smith was an invited guest at the Elliott home. Less pleasant for the home and for Camden was the conscription of the Elliott home in 1864 by Brigadier General Friedrich Salomon, during the occupation of Camden by General Fredrick Steele in the Red River Campaign.