Based on the location and arrangement of the latrine trenches and trash pits, waste disposal areas at the camp were behind the main living areas, as required by US Army camp regulations. Archaeologists were able to determine that soldiers had occupied this particular encampment area on two separate occasions, and that officers and enlisted men had used separate latrines. Although these latrines were usually open-air, postholes found near the trenches indicated that perhaps screens were constructed to provide some privacy for the soldiers.
The presence of animal bone, broken dish and bottle fragments, nails, and clothing items in the latrine trenches revealed that soldiers had used them for trash disposal during and after they no longer served as latrines. Although investigations found some military artifacts, such as bullets and artillery ammunition, the lack of military buttons, buckles, and other accoutrements suggested that the encampment was occupied by new recruits with new uniforms and equipment. Plant remains and animal bones found in these features indicated that the soldiers ate corn, beans, barley, and beef supplied by the Army. However, the soldiers also supplemented their diet with tomatoes, berries, pork, chicken, and eggs from local farms.