Chalmette in St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
The Battle on the West Bank
The Americans under Brigadier General David B. Morgan made a stand, but they were routed, pursued, and their guns were taken. Fortunately for the Americans the British called off this engagement when they were defeated here on the East Bank. The American casualties numbered 49. This British reported losing 83 men.
The British assault of January 8, 1815, proved to be the only British victory. Had the successes on the West Bank been exploited, the Battle of New Orleans might have ended in a British victory.
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War of 1812. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #07 Andrew Jackson series list. A significant historical date for this entry is January 8, 1935.
Location. 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. Redoubt and Battery 1 (a few steps from this marker); Chalmet Plantation (a few steps from this marker); Batteries Two and Three (a few steps from 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); Batteries 2 and 3 (within shouting distance of this marker); Attack Along the River (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery One and Forward Redoubt (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chalmette.
More about this marker. The marker features a map showing the course of troop movements in the battle and an illustration of Brigadier General David B. Morgan.
Additional keywords. Chalmette Battlefield
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