Saturday, January 28, 2012

The Pass To New Orleans

Fort Macomb in Louisiana was occupied by the Confederates on January 28th 1861.

Fort Macomb was built in 1822 on the western shore of Chef Menteur Pass.  It was a few miles from New Orleans, Louisiana.  Chef Menteur Pass is a water route to Lake Pontchartrain from the Gulf of Mexico.  It was seized by Confederate troops on January 28th 1861 and used for a garrison.  The Union re-took the fort a year later.

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