Sharpshooter Tower Historical

Sharpshooter Tower Historical (HM1WDC)

Location: Jackson, LA 70748 East Feliciana Parish
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Country: United States of America
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N 30° 41.283', W 91° 16.563'

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"At the same time the approaches to Fort Desperate were checked by deadly fire of the Arkansas marksmen there, who, perched up in their sharpshooter tower, could fire down into every part of the enemy's ditch, which had now been brought within thirty yards of our works..."Lieutenant Howard C. WrightCompany C,30th Louisiana Infantry RegimentThe dirt ramp in this corner of Fort Desperate is believed to be part of the sniper tower used by soldiers of the 15th Arkansas. From this tower, the sharpshooters harassed Union Soldiers digging their approach sap and eventually halted its construction.
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Date Added Sunday, December 25th, 2016 at 1:01pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 665124 N 3396298
Decimal Degrees30.68805000, -91.27605000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 41.283', W 91° 16.563'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 41' 16.98" N, 91° 16' 33.78" W
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Area Code(s)225
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Unnamed Road, Jackson LA 70748, US
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