Shreveport in Caddo Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
Erected 2008 by the Louisiana Army National Guard (replacement marker).
Location. 32° 30.006′ N, 93° 43.468′ W. Marker is in Shreveport, Louisiana, in Caddo Parish. Marker is at the intersection of East Stoner Avenue and North Spring Street (State Route 1), on the left when traveling east on East Stoner Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 400 East Stoner Avenue, Shreveport LA 71101, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. This Marks the Site of Battery 1 (approx. ¼ mile away); Fort Turnbull (approx. ¼ mile away); Coates Bluff (approx. half a mile away); Old Bossier Municipal Building (approx. 1.2 miles away); Central Station (approx. 1.4 miles away); 525 Spring Street (approx. 1.6 miles away); Harrison Building (approx. 1.6 miles away); Shreve Square (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Shreveport.
Regarding Fort Humbug. Fort Humbug was originally a Confederate fort named Fort Turnbull.
Present Day Fort Humbug is the headquarters of the Louisiana Army National Guard 2nd Battalion, 108th Cavalry of the 256th Infantry Brigade Combat Team all armored (tank) units. During wartime, the 108th Cavalry can deploy two motorized troops, or companies, to serve as armored reconnaissance for the 256th Infantry based out of Lafayette. They provide the eyes and ears for the commanders to find hostile forces so that those enemies may be engaged. They also have a support company that travels with the cavalry, supplying trucks, cooks, maintenance, and anything else to help the mission.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on July 10, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 10, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 144 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 10, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.