Fort Desperate Historical

Fort Desperate Historical (HM1U0B)

Location: Jackson, LA 70748 East Feliciana Parish
Country: United States of America

N 30° 41.278', W 91° 16.566'

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"...so terrible had been the fighting....that the position was called Fort Desperate."
Colonel Benjamin W. Johnson
15th Arkansas Infantry Regiment
Commander of Fort Desperate


Not a fort but a defensive earthwork called a lunette, Fort Desperate was named by its defenders: the 15th Arkansas Infantry Regiment and Battery B, 1st Mississippi Artillery Regiment. Surrounded by deep ravines choked with felled trees, Fort Desperate guarded a road leading to the important Confederate commissary complex and armory. Numbering 318 officers and enlisted men, Fort Desperate's Confederates fought off two major Union assaults during the forty-eight day siege.
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HM NumberHM1U0B
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Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, August 29th, 2016 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 665119 N 3396289
Decimal Degrees30.68796667, -91.27610000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 41.278', W 91° 16.566'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 41' 16.68" N, 91° 16' 33.96" W
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Area Code(s)225
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Unnamed Road, Jackson LA 70748, US
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