Fort Jackson

2.5 mi. SE of Triumph on LA 23, W bank of Mississippi River, Triumph, Louisiana

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Description 

Constructed 1822-1832 to help guard the Mississippi River approaches to New Orleans, the fort saw no military action until the Civil War, when along with Fort St. Philip on the opposite bank it formed part of the most important link in the defense of New Orleans. After a six-day bombardment ending April 24, 1862, these forts were passed by the Union Navy under Flag-Officer David G. Farragut; New Orleans surrendered, depriving the Confederacy of an important port and opening up the river initially for Union forces from New Orleans to Vicksburg. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, December 19, 1960

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on October 15, 1966
Reference number
66000379
Area of significance
Military
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
A - Event
Property type
Building
Historic function
Fortification
Current function
Park
Periods of significance
1850-1874; 1800-1824
Significant years
1822; 1862

Update Log 

  • August 11, 2017: New Street View added by Michael Miller

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