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Fort Jackson

Buras-Triumph, 1, LA, USA

This restored fort was built to defend New Orleans and the mouth of the Mississippi River. In April 1862, Flag Officer David G. Farragut's mortar boats bombarded Fort Jackson in order to move upriver. Thirteen ships succeeded in passing the fort and continued on to capture the city of New Orleans.

Fort Jackson is still closed due to damage it suffered in Hurricane Katrina.


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From I-10 thorugh New Orleans, cross the New Orleans Bridge going west to Gretna. Get onto Westbank Expressway; proceed 1.5 miles to Louisiana Highway 23. The fort is 60 miles south.

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