CONFEDERATE TEN SECOND PAPER TIME FUSE

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Item Code: R21948

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This ten-second fuse originated from the magazine at Fort Jackson, Louisiana. Fuse was recovered by a Union soldier in 1862, who packaged several in a box and documented it by writing the information on the lid. Included is a laser copy of the handwritten label from the box. It reads, “Fuses, 1o seconds, from the magazine of Fort Jackson, Mississippi River, 1862. War of the Rebellion”.

Fort Jackson is an historic masonry fort located some 70 miles south of New Orleans, Louisiana, on the western bank of the Mississippi. It was constructed as a coastal defense of New Orleans, between 1822 and 1832, on the advice of Andrew Jackson, for whom it was named. During the American Civil War, Fort Jackson was the site of the Battle of Forts Jackson and St. Philip from April 16 to April 28, 1862. The Confederate-controlled fort was besieged for 12 days by the fleet of U.S. Navy Flag Officer David Farragut. Fort Jackson fell on April 28 after the Union fleet bombarded it and then sailed past its guns. A mutiny against the officers and conditions then occurred and the fort fell to the Union. Union forces then went on to capture New Orleans.

Following the engagement, Fort Jackson was used as a Union prison.   [sm]

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