Military camp

semi-permanent facility for the lodging of an army

A military camp or bivouac is a semi-permanent facility for where an army stays when it is not at its military base. Camps are erected when a military force travels away from a major installation or fort during training. It is also used for operations, and often form large campsites.[1]

a Military camp

In the Roman era the military camp served an entire legion. Archaeological investigations have revealed many details of these Roman camps in places such as England and Scotland.[2]


  1. Gilman, D. C.; Peck, H. T.; Colby, F. M., eds. (1905). "Bivouac" . New International Encyclopedia (1st ed.). New York: Dodd, Mead.
  2. "Roman Sites in Britain". Historic UK. Retrieved 3 July 2016.