Chalmette in St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
Redoubt and Battery 1
On the morning of January 5, 1815, 2000 British troops under the command of Colonel Robert Rennie attacked the redoubt and forced the Americans to retire. They quickly counterattacked and the British retreated after a brief fight. Failure to penetrate the American Flank contributed to the overall British defeat.
Erected by National Park Service.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War of 1812. A significant historical date for this entry is January 5, 1815.
Location. 29° 56.464′ N, 89° 59.668′ W. Marker is in Chalmette, Louisiana, in St. Bernard Parish. Marker can be reached from Battlefield Road. Marker is located on battlefield path. 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. The Battle on the West Bank (a few steps from this marker); Chalmet Plantation (within shouting distance of this marker); Batteries Two and ThreeBatteries 2 and 3 (within shouting distance of this marker); In Memory of Major Samuel Spotts U.S.A. (within shouting distance of this marker); The West Bank Assault (within shouting distance of this marker); After the Battle (within shouting distance of this marker); Attack Along the River (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chalmette.
More about this marker. On the right is an illustration of the fighting at the redoubt, captioned Battery 1, commanded by Captain Humphreys, contained two 12-pounders and one howitzer. The redoubt contained two 6-pounders commanded by Lt. Dauguemeny de Marant. On the left is a map showing the tactical situation described in the text captioned Attacking British troops included the light infantry companies of the 7th, 43rd, and 9th Regulars.
Additional keywords. Battle of New Orleans, Chalmette Battlefield
Credits. This page was last revised on March 19, 2017. It was originally submitted on March 15, 2008, by Bryan Olson of Syracuse, New York. This page has been viewed 1,823 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 15, 2008, by Bryan Olson of Syracuse, New York. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.