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Fort deRussy (Louisana)

Fort deRussy
Fort deRussy is located on the south bank of the old Red River Channel north of Marksville, LA, in the river's closest bend towards Marksville. It has recently been purchased by La Commission des Avoyelles, the local historical organization, and plans are underway to restore parts of the fort. It is ranked in the top 1/3 of the best preserved civil war sites by members of the National Park Service and the Civil War Trust.