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Stories by author "Rhett Breerwood": 15

In 1974, the Louisiana Military History and State Weapons Museum was established at Jackson Barracks. By the end of the decade it was housed in the old Powder Magazine, a building dating to 1837. Due to the nature of the structure (holding munitions…

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In the 1920s, Jackson Barracks was transferred from the regular Army to the state's National Guard. From 1936 to1940, Louisiana adjutant general Raymond H. Fleming utilized the federal Works Progress Administration to provide renovation and new…

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Camp Parapet was built within the current boundaries of Jefferson Parish when Carrollton was still the commercial center of the parish. Intended to help defend against both a naval and land attack, a jagged line of fortifications stretched from…

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