Chalmette in Saint Bernard Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
When the British attacked, the field was covered with fog. Major General Pakenham probably hoped this would give him back some of the advantage he had lost to delays. Unfortunately for British plans, a breeze came up and the fog broke, exposing the British 650 yards from the American line.
Erected by National Park Service.
Location. 29° 56.4′ N, 89° 59.396′ W. Marker is in Chalmette, Louisiana, in Saint Bernard Parish. Marker is on Battlefield Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is located inside Chalmette Battlefield. Marker is in this post office area: Chalmette LA 70043, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Roads and Ditches (within shouting distance of this marker); British Batteries (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); “Where Has Our Equipment Gone?” (about 600 feet away); Fazendeville (about 700 feet away); The 93rd Oblique (about 800 feet away); Chalmette National Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); British Strategy (approx. 0.2 miles away); After the Battle (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chalmette.
More about this marker. On the right side two illustrations show the British march into the battle area. On the lower left a map details the British arrival on the battlefield.
Additional keywords. Battle of New Orleans, Chalmette Battlefield
Categories. • War of 1812 •
Credits. This page was last revised on March 19, 2017. This page originally submitted on March 15, 2008, by Bryan Olson of Syracuse, New York. This page has been viewed 1,528 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 15, 2008, by Bryan Olson of Syracuse, New York. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.