The Official Site of Fort DeRussy, Louisiana
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Friends of Fort DeRussy Get Cotton Bales -
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High Water Update -
Ghostjoes Visit Fort
Friends of Fort DeRussy was honored to host the visit of Ghostjoes on the night of November 6, 2010.Ghostjoes is a paranormal investigation group composed of eight Fort Polk soldiers (G I Joes). The men and women of Ghostjoes arrived about 6 PM and stayed until 1:30 AM, in spite of the temperatures in the 30s. The main spooky happening of the evening was the disappearance of several of the chemical light markers that had been left to mark certain points, but that was quickly determined to be caused by a local inhabitant who was trailing the group. The group investigated the fort's west wall, the field between the fort and the river, and the cemetery, and left with enough unexplained phenomena to make them consider their night well spent.
From the Kalamazoo CWRT Newsletter, October 2010 -
"Raffle Report -
The Book is Out! -
If you would prefer to buy a signed copy, they can be purchased from the author for $44. Send orders to Steve Mayeux, 7162 Hwy 29, Cottonport, LA 71327.
A. M. Pate, Jr. Award -
Albert Castel Award -
Book Signings -
October 13, 2007: Southern Festival of Books, Nashville, TN
November 3, 2007: Louisiana Book Festival, downtown Baton Rouge, State Capitol Grounds, 10 AM to 5 PM Talk scheduled in Senate Committee Room F, 1 PM
November 10, 2007: Cottonport Museum, Cottonport, LA
November 17, 2007: Books-
November 24, 2007: Waldenbooks, Alexandria Mall, Alexandria, 2-
November 25, 2007: B. Dalton Booksellers, Mall of Louisiana (Bluebonnet Drive), Baton
December 8, 2007: Barnes & Noble Bookstore, Perkins Rowe (corner of Perkins and Bluebonnet),
Baton Rouge, 2-
December 11, 2007: Fort Worth Civil War Round Table
February 1, 2008: Cottonport Museum, Cottonport, LA, 6 PM, in conjunction with a "Civil War in Avoyelles Parish" presentation and display
March 8, 2008: Pritzker Military Library, Chicago, IL, in the morning, in conjunction
with a book talk to be broadcast on live webcast, and re-
March 20, 2008: Houston Civil War Round Table
Fort DeRussy Battle Reenactment -
The campsite at night was something you all should have seen. At least forty tents
were there, illuminated by campfires, candles, and coal-
Friends of Fort DeRussy was responsible for powder rations for the artillery that attended, and the cost was significant. The spectators were very generous with our donation pot as they left the battles, but if anyone else would like to kick in a little to help out, it will be appreciated.
Banks' Grand Retreat -
"Lazy Jacks" visit Fort -
Amazingly enough, although they had spent the previous five days traipsing through the "howling wilderness" of Kisatchie National Forest raising money for Fort DeRussy preservation, these men took up another collection before departing and came up with an additional $275 for Fort DeRussy. Three cheers and a tiger for the Lazy Jacks!
Cotton bales just prior to being loaded
NOTICE TO REGULAR VISITORS TO THIS SITE: You probably noticed that we went for a year or two with nearly no "new" material on this site. Those days are now over. There is a considerable amount of new material that has been added here starting in early December 2009, and we hope to keep that up. We've added pictures of men who served at the fort, two of our latest newsletters, and several new pages to "Facts about Fort DeRussy." The information on the "US Navy at Fort DeRussy" page has been growing almost daily. We invite all of our regulars to visit this new information.
And for our new visitors, Welcome Aboard. Look around, and learn a little bit about Fort DeRussy.
LATEST NEWS: This website has been untended since sometime shortly after the above
paragraphs were written. Yep, that’s right. We’ve been locked out of the website
since late 2011 or so, due to software problems. You may have noticed the new look
to the site -