Hurricane kills forty-seven people in Louisiana

A category three hurricane struck the Louisiana coast and caused high winds and heavy rain in New Orleans.  Damage in Saint Bernard Parish was much more extensive, with the town of Procterville (present-day Yscloskey, Louisiana) inundated under twelve feet of water and every house but one washed away.  Plaquemines Parish was similarly flooded.  The hurricane killed 47 people in Louisiana.  (By John Osborne)  
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"Dreadful Storm near New Orleans," New York Times, August 14, 1860.
David M. Ludlum, Early American Hurricanes, 1492-1870 (Boston: American Meteorological Society, 1963), 174.
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