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
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.