Fort Macomb

Through these overgrown cracked walls, is Fort Macomb, Built in 1822, it was designed to guard the Chef Menteur Pass into Lake Pontchartrain. However, in 1862, the Union Army gained control of the fort and occupied New Orleans. In 1867, the barracks caught fire. Then in 1871, the U.S. Army largely abandoned the fort. The inside was very overgrown. The tops of the walls growing trees that weren’t intended to be there. In addition, the walls were crumbling, leaving giant holes in the structure. Enjoy the photos; I hope to see you in the next post!

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