Civil War Years Historical

Civil War Years Historical (HM1UVU)

Location: Morgan City, LA 70380 St. Mary Parish
Country: United States of America

N 29° 41.714', W 91° 12.318'

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Brashear (Now Morgan City) Louisiana

In 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
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 673635 N 3286362
Decimal Degrees29.69523333, -91.20530000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 41.714', W 91° 12.318'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 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 AddressAt or near 501 Federal Ave, Morgan City LA 70380, US
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