Jackson Barracks: The Historic Garrison's Officers' Quarters

Stop 3 of 10 in the Jackson Barracks tour

The 10 large, remaining buildings on the perimeter of the original post still serve their purpose as officer and high level noncommissioned officer (NCO) quarters. Famous officers that were stationed at the post include Ulysses S. Grant, Robert E. Lee, George McClellan, and Arthur MacArthur (Military Governor of the Phillipines and father of Douglass MacArthur).

As part of the original construction, the quarters were built into the defensive wall, necessitating the absence of windows on the first floor rear of the buildings. The windows that now exist in the rear of those quarters were added at a later date.

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