Jackson Barracks

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The ghost in residence is said to be 1st Sgt. Henry Brunig, who killed himself here in 1937. Reports said that Brunig assisted with the care of the horses, and he had pronounced 21 horses too old unfit for work, so they were shot to death. The next day, Brunig’s body was found. Some said his suicide was over the guilt he felt about sentencing the horses to death, while others said he had been having personal problems. Witnesses have seen the apparitions of soldiers in the night, and night workers have reported doors slamming, water running, and toilets flushing when no one else was around.

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Geographic Information

6400 St. Claude Ave
New Orleans, LA
United States

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29.95163306905535, -90.0099644152748
Orleans Parish, Louisiana
Nearest Towns:
Arabi, LA (0.3 mi.)
Chalmette, LA (2.9 mi.)
Terrytown, LA (3.2 mi.)
Gretna, LA (3.7 mi.)
Meraux, LA (3.8 mi.)
New Orleans, LA (3.9 mi.)
Harvey, LA (5.2 mi.)
Timberlane, LA (5.3 mi.)
Marrero, LA (6.5 mi.)
Belle Chasse, LA (6.8 mi.)


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