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Jefferson in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

Camp Parapet

 
 
Camp Parapet Marker image. Click for full size.
November 13, 2009
1. Camp Parapet Marker
Inscription. In 1862 Confederate and Louisiana authorities laid out Camp Parapet as a part of the defense lines of New Orleans. The works were designed to protect the city against an attack from the north. After the Federals, coming up from the south, captured New Orleans, Camp Parapet became an important part of the Union defenses. It served also as a training camp for Northern soldiers.
 
Location. 29° 57.77′ N, 90° 9.394′ W. Marker is in Jefferson, Louisiana, in Jefferson Parish. Marker is at the intersection of Jefferson Highway (U.S. 90) and Causeway Boulevard, on the right when traveling east on Jefferson Highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New Orleans LA 70121, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Camp Parapet (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Camp Parapet (approx. mile away); Jefferson Highway (approx. 0.4 miles away); Marsalis Mansion Motel (approx. half a mile away); Dubreuil Concession and Levee (approx. 0.7 miles away); Labarre Road (approx.
Camp Parapet Marker image. Click for full size.
November 13, 2009
2. Camp Parapet Marker
0.8 miles away); Magnolia Lane (approx. 0.9 miles away); Wedell - Williams Airport Site (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jefferson.
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesWar, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 3, 2016. This page has been viewed 170 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 3, 2016. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
 
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