Union Trench Historical

Union Trench Historical (HM1WDH)

Location: Jackson, LA 70748 East Feliciana Parish
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Country: United States of America
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N 30° 41.298', W 91° 16.561'

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"...he [attacking Union troops] moved...up to my ditch again, and by digging a small place, or bank that intervened between the head of the ravine and the said ditch [the exterior ditch surrounding Fort Desperate]. which was not more than one foot thickness, file into the same [ditch] with however a much smaller force than before, most of whom were however were either killed or wounded in attempting to storm my works and afterwards in attempting to effect his retreat."Colonel Benjamin W. Johnson
15th Arkansas Infantry Regiment
Commander of Fort Desperate
During the June 14th assault, Union troops dug a trench connecting the ravine with Fort Desperate's exterior ditch. The trench provided a safe entrance from the ravine to the ditch, from which the Federals tried to scale the fort's parapet [dirt wall]. The location of the Union trench is believed to be the cut into the ditch in front of you.
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Date Added Monday, December 26th, 2016 at 5:01am PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 665126 N 3396326
Decimal Degrees30.68830000, -91.27601667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 41.298', W 91° 16.561'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 41' 17.88" N, 91° 16' 33.66" 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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