Hurricane strikes Louisiana and Mississippi coasts

A category two hurricane struck the Louisiana coast and then moved across Mississippi before blowing itself out in Alabama.  There was significant damage across the entire area.  Several ships were driven ashore, La Balize, Louisiana was completely destroyed, and destruction in Biloxi, and Mobile, Mississippi was extensive, as well.  Several people were drowned in Louisiana and around a million dollars in damage was done.  La Balize was never rebuilt.  (By John Osborne)   
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"Terrific Gale in the Gulf of Mexico,"  New York Times, September 18, 1860.
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