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Louisiana Military Forts

Alphabetical list of forts, reservations, blockhouses, named camps, National and State Homes for soldiers, national cemeteries, etc., in the United States from its earliest settlement to date.

Many of the forts and structures named were erected by the early settlers for their own protection, and all vestige of them has now disappeared. The exact locations of many are not positively known at the present day, but reference is made to them in State histories, State papers, etc. Those in bold-faced type are now occupied by troops or are under the control of the War Department.(does not apply) The data available for consultation are known to be incomplete, and may be erroneous in some instances.

Alexandria National Cemetery, Louisiana, at Pineville.
Amity, Fort, Louisiana, at Amite City.
Atkinson, Camp, Louisiana, on Lake Charles.

Balize Battery, Louisiana, Mouth of Mississippi River.
Banks, Camp, Louisiana at Baton Rouge.
Bastion Bay Reservation, Louisiana.
Baton Rouge Barracks, Louisiana at Baton Rouge.
Baton Rouge National Cemetery, Louisiana at Baton Rouge.
Bayou Sauvages, Battery, Louisiana.
Bayou Teche, fortifications at, Louisiana.
Beauregard, Fort, Louisiana at Harrisburg.
Berwick, Fort, Louisiana. Near Brashear City.
Bienvenue, Battery, Louisiana on right bank of Bayou Bienvenue.
Bisland, Fort, Louisiana at Pattersonville.
Bourbon, Fort, Louisiana Mississippi River, below New Orleans.
Brooke, Battery, Louisiana at Fort St. Philip.
Buchanan, Fort. Louisiana at Brashear City.
Bute, Fort, Louisiana on Mississippi River, a little below Baton Rouge.
Butler, Camp, Louisiana at Baton Rouge.
Butler, Fort, Louisiana at Donaldsonville.

Caffery, Camp, Louisiana, at Covington.
Carneys Bridge, batteries at, Louisiana near Pattersonville.
Carrollton, fortifications at, Louisiana.
Cass, Camp, Louisiana Bay of St. Louis.
Chalmette National Cemetery, Louisiana near New Orleans.
Chalmette, redoubt at, Louisiana near New Orleans.
Charity General Hospital, Louisiana at New Orleans.
Chef Menteur Pass, fort at, Louisiana Grays Harbor.
Chene, Fort, Louisiana near Berwick.
Claiborne, Fort, Louisiana at Natchitoches.
Coffee, Camp, Louisiana at New Orleans.
Concord, Fort, Louisiana in Concordia Parish.
Coquille, Fort, Louisiana Supposed to be now Fort Pike.
Corbin, H. C., Camp, Louisiana at New Orleans.

Darby, Fort, Louisiana.
De Russy, Fort, Louisiana at Alexandria.
Donaldsonville, Fort, Louisiana at Donaldsonville.
Don't, Fort, Louisiana near source of the Sabine.
Dupres Tower, Fort, Louisiana on Bayou Dupre, Lake Borgne.

English Turn, battery at, Louisiana near New Orleans.

Forse, Battery, Louisiana at Fort St. Philip.

Grand Terre Island, forts on, Louisiana Forts Lafitte and Livingston.
Great Battery, Louisiana at New Orleans.
Guyon, Fort, Louisiana on Bayou Louisiana Fourche.

Henderson, Fort, Louisiana at New Orleans.

Iberville, fort at, Louisiana on Mississippi River.

Jackson Barracks, Louisiana near New Orleans; first called New Orleans Barracks.
Jackson, Camp, Louisiana at New Orleans.
Jackson, Fort, Louisiana Mississippi River, 65 miles below New Orleans, opposite Fort St. Phillip.
Jesup, Fort, Louisiana 25 miles southwest of Natchitoches, Sabine County; now town of that name.

Kearny, Camp, Louisiana at Carrollton.

Lafayette, Fort, Louisiana Same as Lafitte.
Lafitte, Fort, Louisiana on Grand Terre Island, Barataria Bay.
Leon, Fort, Louisiana.
Little Temple, fort at, Louisiana.
Livingston, Fort, Louisiana on Grand Terre Island, Barataria Bay.

Macomb, Fort, Louisiana at Chef Menteur Pass; first called Fort Wood.
Manchac, Fort, Louisiana on Mississippi River, near Baton Rouge.
Mansfield, Camp, Louisiana at Carrollton.
Marine General Hospital, Louisiana at New Orleans.
Martello Tower, Louisiana on Bayou Bienvenue.
Merrill, Battery, Louisiana at Fort St. Philip.
Millar, Battery, Louisiana at Fort Jackson.
Miro, Fort, Louisiana on Washita River, about 100 miles above its mouth.
Mississippi, Fort, Louisiana at Poverty Point, 38 miles below New Orleans.
Monets Bluff, fortifications at, Louisiana on Cane River.
Moore, Camp, Louisiana near Tangipahoa.

Natchitoches, fort at, Louisiana Fort Claiborne.
Necessity, Fort, Louisiana Franklin County; now town of that name, 20 miles south of Winnsboro.
New Orleans Arsenal, Louisiana at New Orleans.
New, Orleans Barracks, Louisiana Now Jackson Barracks.

Parapet, Camp, Louisiana near Carrollton.
Pattersonville, fortifications at Louisiana.
Poverty Point, fort at, Louisiana Fort Mississippi.
Proctors Landing, or Proctorsville, Tower, Louisiana.
Peat Bay, reservation on, Louisiana.
Petite Coquille, fort at, Louisiana Fort Pike.
Philip, Fort, Louisiana Mississippi River, in Plaquemine County. (See Fort St. Philip.)
Pike, Battery, Louisiana at Fort St. Philip.
Pike, Fort, Louisiana on the island of Petite Coquille.
Plaquemine, Fort, Louisiana on Mississippi River; now Fort St. Philip.
Port Hudson, fortifications at, Louisiana
Fort Hudson National Cemetery, Louisiana at Port Hudson.

Ransom, Battery, Louisiana at Fort Jackson.
Rigolets, fort at, Louisiana near Lake Pontchartrain; Fort Pike.
Ridgely, Battery, Louisiana at Fort St. Philip.

Sabine, Fort, Louisiana on Sabine Lake, 3 miles below Sabine City.
St. Charles, Fort, Louisiana at New Orleans.
St. Ferdinand, Fort, Louisiana at New Orleans.
St. James General Hospital, Louisiana at New Orleans.
St. John, Fort, Louisiana on Lake Pontchartrain, near New Orleans.
St. Joseph, Fort, Louisiana at New Orleans.
St. Leon, Fort, Louisiana 15 miles below New Orleans.
St. Louis, Fort, Louisiana at New Orleans.
St. Louis General Hospital, Louisiana at New Orleans.
St. Philip, Fort, Louisiana on Mississippi River, 65 miles below New Orleans.
Salubrity, Camp, Louisiana 3 miles from Natchitoches.
Scott, Battery, Louisiana at Fort St. Philip.
Sedgwick General Hospital, Louisiana at Greenville.
Selden, Fort, Louisiana.
Spanish Fort, Louisiana near Mobile.
Spanish Fort, Louisiana Same as Fort St. John.
Stephens, Fort, Louisiana at South Pass, Manchac.
Stevens, Camp, Louisiana at Thibodeaux.

Taylor, Fort, Louisiana on Red River, about 60 miles below Alexandria.
Tohopeka, Fort, at Louisiana on Tallapoosa River.

University General Hospital, Louisiana at New Orleans.

Van Buren General Hospital, Louisiana At Millikens Bend.

Wood, Fort, Louisiana at Chef Menteur; name changed to Fort Macomb.

Yellow Bayou, fortifications at, Louisiana.

 

Military Forts

Source: Historical Register and Dictionary of the United States Army, Volume 2, by Francis B. Heitman, Government Printing Office, 1903.

 
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