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Morgan City in St. Mary Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

Fort Star

 
 
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May 13, 2005
1. Fort Star Marker
Inscription.  Also known as Fort Brashear. Near this site, now occupied by Atkinson Memorial Presbyterian Church, was the larger of two works erected to defend Morgan City, then Brashear City and a Federal military depot. On the night of June 22, 1863, 325 Confederates of Gen. A.A. Mouton's command landed from skiffs and flats in rear of the town. Attacking the next day, they captured the garrison of 700 Federals and immense military stores, while suffering losses of only 3 killed and 18 wounded.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesWar, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is June 22, 1837.
 
Location. 29° 41.574′ N, 91° 12.09′ W. Marker is in Morgan City, Louisiana, in St. Mary Parish. Marker can be reached from 4th Street south of Barrow Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 212 Fourth Street, Morgan City LA 70380, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sacred Heart Of Jesus Church (approx. Ό mile away); Civil War Years (approx. Ό mile away); The Governor Jared Young Sanders Memorial Monument
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September 30, 2016
2. Fort Star Marker
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(approx. 0.4 miles away); Charles Morgan (approx. half a mile away); Atchafalaya River (approx. half a mile away); First Offshore Oil Well (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named Atchafalaya River (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Morgan City.
 
Atkinson Memorial Presbyterian Church image. Click for full size.
May 13, 2005
3. Atkinson Memorial Presbyterian Church
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 5, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 4, 2015. This page has been viewed 446 times since then and 61 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on August 4, 2015.   2. submitted on October 4, 2016.   3. submitted on August 4, 2015. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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Aug. 13, 2022