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Chalmette in St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

Mississippi Militia

 
 
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By TeamOHE, December 24, 2018
1. Mississippi Militia Marker
Inscription.  The Mississippi Dragoons (cavalry) rendered valuable service throughout the entire Gulf Coast campaign. Led by Major Thomas Hinds, they helped Jackson stifle British efforts at Pensacola in autumn of 1814, then galloped west to New Orleans, Arriving on December 23 in time to help strike the Unsuspecting British that evening, the dragoons provided Cover For General Andrew Jackson's troops as they withdrew to the Rodriguez Canal, Hind's men scouted enemy positions, gathered intelligence, and harassed the British army, In Jackson's official report he declared that the Mississippi Dragoons "excited the admiration of one army and the astonishment of the other."
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War of 1812.
 
Location. 29° 56.55′ N, 89° 59.633′ W. Marker is in Chalmette, Louisiana, in St. Bernard Parish. Marker is on Battlefield Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Chalmette LA 70043, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. U.S. Artillery (here, next to this marker); U.S. Navy (within shouting distance of this marker); Louisiana Militia
Mississippi Militia Marker image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, December 24, 2018
2. Mississippi Militia Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Chalmette Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Kentucky Militia (within shouting distance of this marker); Tennessee Militia (within shouting distance of this marker); Choctaw Nation (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Chalmette Monument (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chalmette.
 
Mississippi Militia Marker image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, December 24, 2018
3. Mississippi Militia Marker
The plaques are placed all around the Battle Monument, 9 in total.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 7, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 4, 2020, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 32 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 4, 2020, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Clearer photo of Battle Monument showing plaques. • Can you help?
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Feb. 28, 2021