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Fort Jesup (1822-1846) - A U.S. Army post established in May 1822 as Cantonment Jesup in present day Sabine Parish, Louisiana. Named Fort Jesup on 3 Jun 1833 after Brigadier General Thomas Sidney Jesup, "Father of the Modern Quartermaster Corps". Abandoned in 1846.
Fort Jesup History
Established to protect the U.S. - Spanish border and used as a staging area for U.S. troops operating in Mexico after Texas Revolution (1835-1836).
The post was abandoned in Jan 1846 as the frontier moved further west and Texas became a state (1845). All the improvements were put up for public sale.
Fort Jesup State Historic Site, reconstructed fort replica.
Location: Fort Jesup State Historic Site, Sabine Parish, Louisiana.
Maps & Images
Lat: 31.612244 Long: -93.401839
- Roberts, Robert B., Encyclopedia of Historic Forts: The Military, Pioneer, and Trading Posts of the United States, Macmillan, New York, 1988, 10th printing, ISBN 0-02-926880-X, page 341
- North American Forts - Fort Jesup
- Fort Jesup State Historic Site
Fort Jesup Picture Gallery
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