Exterior Rifle Pit Historical

Exterior Rifle Pit Historical (HM1WDE)

Location: Jackson, LA 70748 East Feliciana Parish
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Country: United States of America
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N 30° 41.295', W 91° 16.57'

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"I had a small flanking pit constructed on the outside or rather under my works, and on the left thereof, and from which I continued a deadly fire until he [the enemy] left the ditch. This pit was subterranean and could not be seen from the outside, and could not be taken by the enemy unless he should first take my entire ditches or rifle pits."Colonel Benjamin W. Johnson15th Arkansas Infantry RegimentCommander of Fort DesperateOne of the tactics used to keep Union attackers from gaining entrance to Fort Desperate was the construction of an exterior rifle pit. Confederate riflemen could fire from this pit on any Union soldier attempting to scale Fort Desperate's Parapet wall.
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Date Added Sunday, December 25th, 2016 at 9:01pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 665112 N 3396320
Decimal Degrees30.68825000, -91.27616667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 41.295', W 91° 16.57'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 41' 17.7" N, 91° 16' 34.2" 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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