Subterranean Torpedoes Historical

Subterranean Torpedoes Historical (HM1U23)

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

N 30° 41.274', W 91° 16.555'

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"...as an additional security against assault, now that the enemy had approached so near, I had a number of 8, 10, and 13-inch shells planted in the scrap wall of ditches as "torpedoes" and connected them by means of wires, with the interior of the works..."
1st Lieutenant Fred Y. Dabney,
Chief Engineer,
Port Hudson Garrison


Concerned that Union soldiers would invade by tunneling through the walls of Fort Desperate, Confederate engineers halted their plan. By planting 8, 10, and 13-inch cannon shells into the dirt walls surrounding the fort, the engineers ensured this would not happen. Wired with a friction primer detonators the shells could be exploded by Confederate sentinels inside Fort Desperate.
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HM NumberHM1U23
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Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, August 31st, 2016 at 1:02pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 665137 N 3396282
Decimal Degrees30.68790000, -91.27591667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 41.274', W 91° 16.555'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 41' 16.44" N, 91° 16' 33.3" 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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