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

Batteries 2 and 3

 
 
Batteries 2 and 3 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bryan Olson, May 2007
1. Batteries 2 and 3 Marker
Inscription.  On January 8, 1815, the guns positioned here fired at British counter batteries located almost ½ mile in front of you. During the battle, these guns caused heavy casualties as the British advanced along the levee road.

The troops attacking to the right of this position numbered about 1200 men commanded by Colonel Robert Rennie of the 93rd Regiment. To the left were 355 men of Major Jean Baptiest Plauche’s Battalion of Uniformed Companies and 282 members of Major Lacoste’s Battalion of Free Men of Color.

Located between here and battery 1 were 440 men of the 7th Infantry.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansWar of 1812. A significant historical date for this entry is January 8, 1815.
 
Location. This marker has been replaced by another marker nearby. 29° 56.49′ N, 89° 59.654′ W. Marker is in Chalmette, Louisiana, in St. Bernard Parish. Marker can be reached from 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
The American line image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bryan Olson, May 2007
2. The American line
The gun of Batteries 2 and 3 were positioned here. The building in the foreground is the Malus-Beauregard House. This building was built after the battle.
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are within walking distance of this location. Rodriguez Canal (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Rodriguez Canal (within shouting distance of this marker); Rodriguez Plantation and Macarty House (within shouting distance of this marker); Redoubt and Battery 1 (within shouting distance of this marker); The Battle on the West Bank (within shouting distance of this marker); Chalmet Plantation (within shouting distance of this marker); Batteries Two and Three (within shouting distance of this marker); 7th U.S. Infantry - 44th U.S. Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chalmette.
 
More about this marker. The marker features a map showing troop and battery locations, as well as an illustration, with the caption "Battery 3 mounted two 24-pounders served by the 36 Baratarians commanded by Captains Dominique Youx and Renato Beluche."

This marker was replaced by a new one named Batteries Two and Three (see nearby markers).
 
Additional keywords. Battle of New Orleans, Chalmette Battlefield
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 24, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 15, 2008, by Bryan Olson of Syracuse, New York. This page has been viewed 1,999 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 15, 2008, by Bryan Olson of Syracuse, New York. • Christopher Busta-Peck was the editor who published this page.

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Sep. 28, 2022