After the abandonment of the fort in , the United States federal government continued to own the abandoned fort site until the privatization of the site in The Neutral Strip was created after the Louisiana Purchase , from which arose a disagreement about the location of the border between the American and Spanish territories. In order to avoid a war, the two countries agreed that the land in contention would remain neutral and free of armed forces from either side. Taylor quickly subdued the former Neutral Strip, gaining experience and popularity. The surgeon at the cantonment recorded meteorological observations. His forces, known as the Army of Observation, remained in the fort and monitored the Texas territory as it passed from Spanish to Mexican control, and finally broke away as an independent republic.
Neutral Ground (Louisiana)
Louisiana Early Inhabitants and Redbones and Melungeons - WikiTree G2G
From what I've read so far, it seems that that particular segment of the Redbone group is thought to possibly have ties to the Croatan Native American group in NC. I'm sure there are other things to be mentioned in relation to this, but those are my main thoughts and questions for now. I'd like to hear what those involved with Louisiana on Wikitree think about adding references to this cultural group. If there is a category made for Redbones in Louisiana, please make one for Texas as well as they are important in Texas history.
Sabine Parish, Louisiana
From werewolves and vampires to zombies, ghosts and pirates, Louisiana has it all when it comes to myths and legends. Tales of voodoo and witchcraft, along with ghosts and monsters, have made Louisiana one of the largest resources for paranormal research and urban legends in the United States. Supposedly born to wealthy parents sometime between and in Bordeaux France, LaFitte was a pampered, educated, rebellious youth. He ran away from home at 17 and made his way to port in the British Isles. He shipped out on a British man-o-war with the Bristish Navy.
Compiled September 22, by Pati Threatt. Books Journal articles Websites. Carruth, Thomas J. Tales of Old Louisiana. Lafayette, La.