June 23, 1863
Interior of Fort Star, looking north. The Confederate attack came along the eastern wall, to the right.
of Eastern Wall of Fort Start. The Confederates attacked along this wall of the fort.
and captions by Dave Comeau, October 1997
State historical marker at the site:
Also known as Fort Brashear. Near this
site, now occupied by Atkinson Memorial Presbyterian Church, was the
larger of two works erected to defend Morgan City, then Brashear City and
a Federal military depot. On the night of June 22, 1863, 325 Confederates
of Gen. A.A. Mouton's command landed their skiffs and flats in rear of the
town. Attacking the next day, they captured the garrison of 700 Federals
and immense military stores, while suffering losses of only 3 killed, 18