Louisiana Institute of Higher Education


#2 “Historical Forts of St. Bernard”

2001-2002 History Lecture Series Season – November 5th, 2001

Martin K. A. Morgan, Research Historian, National D-Day Museum

Attendance – 117


Lecture Description


 Following the War of 1812, the American government built a permanent system of masonry fortifications to protect strategic harbors, bays and rivers. Of the fifty forts constructed between 1819 and the 1870’s, eight were in Louisiana and three are still located in St. Bernard Parish. Marty Morgan studied and visited each of the forts in St. Bernard Parish. He spoke about their historical significance and current condition and augmented the lecture with a number of pictures.