Exploring Fort Macomb/ABANDONED 150 Years/Ruins Of The 19th Century

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Join us on this Quick Explore of the 150 years Abandoned Fort Macomb from our road trip in August to Louisiana The Southcacks aka Lisa and Dustin joined us for a few days.
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????In recent years, Fort Macomb has played host to several film projects including HBO’s True Detective, NCIS, and Beyonce’s Lemonade.????

NOW ABANDONED AND FALLING INTO RUIN, Fort Macomb once guarded the Chef Menteur Pass into Lake Pontchartrain. Built-in 1822 as part of the ambitious “Third System” seacoast defense plan enacted in the wake of the War of 1812, Fort Macomb was just one of 42 forts constructed at the time.
Fort Macomb features the same general design as Fort Pike, located just nine miles away. However, unlike Pike, Macomb is in poor condition today due to the encroachment of Lake Catherine.
Fort Macomb was never used for offensive purposes. During the Second Seminole and Mexican Wars, the fort was a staging area for supplies. During the Civil War, Confederate forces seized control of the fort in January of 1861. Union troops regained the fort and used it for training exercises and barracks in 1862. The First Louisiana Native Guard, one of the first all-black regiments to fight in the Union Army performed guard duty at Fort Macomb during the American Civil War. The First Louisiana Native Guard was comprised of self-emancipated men and free men of color.

The fort caught fire in 1867 and the government abandoned the site. The government decommissioned the fort by 1871.

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