New Orleans in Orleans Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
David Bannister Morgan
David Bannister Morgan
Brigadier General V.S.A.
with 400 militia, held his position, called in the British official reports, “the flanking battery,” and from which, to employ Gen. Jackson’s own words “Jackson could have been shelled out in ten minutes.” against 1600 veterans of the Peninsula under Col. W.M. Thornton H.B.M.A., until Gen. Jackson had immortally won the Battle of New Orleans.
This tablet is placed here by the General Society of the War of 1812 in the United States.
Location. 29° 57.462′ N, 90° 3.837′ W. Marker is in New Orleans, Louisiana, in Orleans Parish. Marker is on Saint Peter Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 617 Saint Peter Street, New Orleans LA 70116, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Cabildo (a few steps from this marker); Quartier General de la Garde Municipale (within shouting distance of this marker); Victor David House (within shouting distance of this marker); Upper Pontabla Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Commagère – Mercier House Faulkner House (within shouting distance of this marker); Jackson Square - Vieux Carré (within shouting distance of this marker); Cathedral of St. Louis, King of France (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in New Orleans.
Regarding David Bannister Morgan. David Banister Morgan (1773-1848) served in the Louisiana territorial legislature, was a member of the Constitutional convention, and after the admission of Louisiana to the Union, was in the state legislature. He was surveyor-general of Louisiana and Mississippi, and commanded the militia of those states under General Andrew Jackson at the Battle of New Orleans in 1815, with the rank of brigadier-general
Categories. • War of 1812 •
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