Circa 1849Home of river boat captain, state senator, and Simmesport founder, General Bennett Barton Simmes. Built in the Greek Revival and Italianate styles. Occupied in the War Between the States by Union General Nathaniel P. Banks. His headquarters during the 1863 Seige of Port Hudson and his ill-fated 1864 Red River campaign, which included the nearby Battle of Yellow Bayou. Saved three times from the encroaching Atchafalaya River. Seven Union gunboat cannonballs taken from her walls during last move in 1939.
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|Placed By||M. Becker & F. Sutton|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Friday, September 16th, 2016 at 9:02am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||15R E 616585 N 3428409|
|Decimal Degrees||30.98346667, -91.77903333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 30° 59.008', W 91° 46.742'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||30° 59' 0.48" N, 91° 46' 44.52" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling South|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near LA-418, Lettsworth LA 70753, US|
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