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

Louisiana Militia

 
 
Louisiana Militia Marker image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, December 24, 2018
1. Louisiana Militia Marker
Inscription.  Louisianians descended on New Orleans from distant communities and plantations, rallying to defend their home, Louisiana militia and volunteers brought a thorough knowledge of the local terrain to assist General Andrew Jackson with defensive preparations, and their ranks reflected the diversity of the new state. Creoles, American businessmen, free men of color, and Jean Lafitte's Baratarian privateers stood united to achieve their common goal. They made up much of Jackson's right on January 3 as well as manning additional positions throughout the region. The key role of Louisianians in defense of their city and country earned Jackson's highest praise.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War of 1812.
 
Location. 29° 56.55′ N, 89° 59.65′ 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. Navy (here, next to this marker); Chalmette Monument (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Chalmette Monument
Louisiana Militia Marker image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, December 24, 2018
2. Louisiana Militia Marker
(a few steps from this marker); U.S. Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); Mississippi Militia (within shouting distance of this marker); 7th U.S. Infantry - 44th U.S. Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); U.S. Marines (within shouting distance of this marker); Kentucky Militia (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chalmette.
 
Louisiana Militia Marker image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, December 24, 2018
3. Louisiana 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 37 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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