NOLHAM Presentation

Jun 29, 2016   //   Uncategorized

NOLHAM is sponsoring the following free presentation on July 21, 2016 at 7pm at the Deutsches Haus.

The Military History of Moss St
Presented by Rhett Breerwood
Historian, Louisiana National Guard

Camp Nicholls, Louisiana
The military history of 1700 Moss Street goes back to the 19th century. The lecture will cover the Confederate Soldiers Home for Civil War veterans, the site’s use as a training encampment for American soldiers deploying to Europe for World War I, and its later use as an armory for multiple National Guard units during the Cold War. It was eventually leased to the New Orleans Police Department. After Hurricane Katrina, the camp sat idle and its existing buildings demolished. It is the planned future site of the Deutsches Haus.

As the Historian of the Louisiana National Guard, Rhett collects, researches, and organizes information pertaining to Louisiana National Guard Units and the legacy of the organization in support of past and ongoing missions. He also supports and contributes to the Louisiana Guard museums’ exhibits and mission.  Rhett graduated from the University of New Orleans with undergraduate degrees in history and communications and a Master’s Degree in Military History. Prior to coming to work as Louisiana National Guard’s Historian in 2010, Rhett worked for Louisiana’s State Military Department in support of Hurricane Katrina recovery efforts at Jackson Barracks. Rhett was born in Metairie and currently lives there with his wife.

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