Fort Halleck, Kentucky

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= Fort Halleck, Kentucky<br> =
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Fort Halleck was a Civil War fortification on a bluff overlooking the Mississippi River above Columbus, Hickman County, Kentucky.<br>  
  
Fort Halleck was a Civil War fortification on a bluff overlooking the Mississippi River above Columbus, Hickman County, Kentucky.<br>
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The Confederate Army first built defensive earthworks on the bluff in the fall and winter of 1861 and named them Fort DeRussy. In March 1862, the fortifications were abandoned by Confederate forces, taken over by the Union Army , and renamed Fort Halleck after Major General Henry W. Halleck.<br>  
  
The Confederate Army first built defensive earthworks on the bluff in the fall and winter of 1861 and named them Fort DeRussy. In March 1862, the fortifications were abandoned by Confederate forces, taken over by the Union Army , and renamed Fort Halleck after Major General Henry W. Halleck.<br>
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Remains of the fort, which was decommissioned after the war, can be seen in the Columbus-Belmont State Park.<br>  
  
Remains of the fort, which was decommissioned after the war, can be seen in the Columbus-Belmont State Park.<br>
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== Additional Information<br> ==
  
== Additional Information<br> ==
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**[http://rosswar.blogspot.com/ Columbus, KY: Gibraltar of the West.] Lots of history and illustrations from curator of the Hickman County Museum .  
 
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**[http://www.nytimes.com/1865/06/03/news/fall-fort-halleck-remarkable-land-slide-bluff-tumbles-into-mississippi-fort.html “Fall of Fort Halleck.”] New York Times article from 1865 saying part of the bluff holding the fort had fallen into the river.  
*[http://rosswar.blogspot.com/ Columbus, KY: Gibraltar of the West.] Lots of history and illustrations from curator of the Hickman County Museum .
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**[http://infosys.murraystate.edu/KWesler/Student%20research/Mills,%20Gardner,%20Ortmann%20Geophysical%20Survey%20of%20Columbus-Belmont%20State%20Park.pdf Archaeological Geophysical Survey of Columbus-Belmont State Park, Hickman County, Kentucky].  
**[http://www.nytimes.com/1865/06/03/news/fall-fort-halleck-remarkable-land-slide-bluff-tumbles-into-mississippi-fort.html “Fall of Fort Halleck.”] New York Times article from 1865 saying part of the bluff holding the fort had fallen into the river.
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**[http://infosys.murraystate.edu/KWesler/Student%20research/Mills,%20Gardner,%20Ortmann%20Geophysical%20Survey%20of%20Columbus-Belmont%20State%20Park.pdf Archaeological Geophysical Survey of Columbus-Belmont State Park, Hickman County, Kentucky].
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**[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Columbus-Belmont_State_Park Wikipedia entry for Columbus-Belmont State Park.]<br><br>
 
**[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Columbus-Belmont_State_Park Wikipedia entry for Columbus-Belmont State Park.]<br><br>
  
 
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Revision as of 22:09, 22 May 2013

Fort Halleck was a Civil War fortification on a bluff overlooking the Mississippi River above Columbus, Hickman County, Kentucky.

The Confederate Army first built defensive earthworks on the bluff in the fall and winter of 1861 and named them Fort DeRussy. In March 1862, the fortifications were abandoned by Confederate forces, taken over by the Union Army , and renamed Fort Halleck after Major General Henry W. Halleck.

Remains of the fort, which was decommissioned after the war, can be seen in the Columbus-Belmont State Park.

Additional Information

United States - Military - Civil War, 1861-1865 Kentucky - Military - Civil War, 1861-1865