Brashear (Now Morgan City) LouisianaIn November, 1862, town was seized by Federal forces: served as major base for Union Army and Navy operations in Teche Campaigns, staging area for advances against salt works on Avery Island and temporary Confederate state capitol of Opelousas and later for attempted invasion of Texas.Brashear was occupied until the war's end except for brief period in June 1863 when it was daringly recaptured by Confederates.The Union erected Forts Brashear (Star) and Buchanan here and destroyed nearby Confederate Forts Chene and Berwick.
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|Date Added||Friday, October 7th, 2016 at 9:02am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||15R E 673635 N 3286362|
|Decimal Degrees||29.69523333, -91.20530000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 29° 41.714', W 91° 12.318'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||29° 41' 42.84" N, 91° 12' 19.08" W|
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|Area Code(s)||985, 337|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling South|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 501 Federal Ave, Morgan City LA 70380, US|
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