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Legonier in Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

White Hall Plantation House

Circa 1849

 
 
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September 2, 2016
1. White Hall Plantation House Marker
Inscription.  Home of river boat captain, state senator, and Simmesport founder, General Bennett Barton Simmes. Built in the Greek Revival and Italianate styles. Occupied in the War Between the States by Union General Nathaniel P. Banks. His headquarters during the 1863 Seige of Port Hudson and his ill-fated 1864 Red River campaign, which included the nearby Battle of Yellow Bayou. Saved three times from the encroaching Atchafalaya River. Seven Union gunboat cannonballs taken from her walls during last move in 1939.
 
Erected 2002 by M. Becker & F. Sutton.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1863.
 
Location. 30° 59.008′ N, 91° 46.742′ W. Marker is in Legonier, Louisiana, in Pointe Coupee Parish. Marker is on State Highway 418, 0.3 miles south of Jacko Lane, on the right when traveling south. Marker is located on the levee side of highway. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 17523 La Highway 418, Lettsworth LA 70753, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Birthplace of Buddy Guy Lettsworth, Louisiana 70753
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September 2, 2016
2. White Hall Plantation House Marker
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(approx. 1.3 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 3 miles away); Buddy Guy (approx. 3.1 miles away); Battle Of Yellow Bayou (approx. 3.8 miles away); Birthplace of Buddy Guy Lettsworth, Louisiana 70752 (approx. 5.6 miles away); Sarto Old Iron Bridge (approx. 6.3 miles away); What is the Sarto Bridge? (approx. 6.3 miles away); A Historic Landmark (approx. 6.3 miles away).
 
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September 2, 2016
3. White Hall Plantation House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 15, 2016. This page has been viewed 441 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 15, 2016. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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