Civil War Earthworks Historical

Civil War Earthworks Historical (HM1VQW)

Location: Madisonville, LA 70447 St. Tammany Parish
Country: United States of America

N 30° 24.656', W 90° 9.71'

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One of two lines of fortifications excavated from January to March 1864 by Union forces "on fatigue duty" soon after their capture of Madisonville. Intended to defend the town from Confederate attacks coming from the surrounding countryside. The earthworks originally consisted of a trench protected by an "abatis" or barrier of felled trees with sharpened ends laid pointing out along its edge. The line meandered from approximately Rene and Covington Streets in a westerly direction to about this point on Johnson Street. Property records for the lot adjacent to this site mention "breastworks" on the land from the 1870s forward. Madisonville was occupied to obtain war supplies in the form of timber, lumber, logs, turpentine, tar and bricks for the federal Department of the Gulf.
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HM NumberHM1VQW
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Placed ByTown of Madisonville
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Date Added Thursday, November 17th, 2016 at 9:04pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 772654 N 3367741
Decimal Degrees30.41093333, -90.16183333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 24.656', W 90° 9.71'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 24' 39.36" N, 90° 9' 42.6" W
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Area Code(s)985
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 206 Johnson St, Madisonville LA 70447, US
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