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

In Memory of Major Samuel Spotts U.S.A.

 
 
Major Samuel Spotts Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bryan Olson, May 2007
1. Major Samuel Spotts Monument
Inscription.  
Who shot the first gun at the Battle of
New Orleans. Jan. 8, 1815. Third Regiment
Seventh Battery Artillery Corp.
Born Nov. 30, 1788 in Philadelphia PA
Died July 11, 1833 in New Orleans
Louisiana.

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War of 1812. A significant historical date for this entry is January 8, 1935.
 
Location. 29° 56.45′ N, 89° 59.7′ 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 West Bank Assault (a few steps from this marker); Attack Along the River (a few steps from this marker); Battery One and Forward Redoubt (within shouting distance of this marker); Chalmet Plantation (within shouting distance of this marker); Batteries Two and Three (within shouting distance of this marker); The Battle on the West Bank (within shouting distance of this marker); Redoubt and Battery 1
In Memory of Major Samuel Spotts U.S.A. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, July 31, 2016
2. In Memory of Major Samuel Spotts U.S.A.
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(within shouting distance of this marker); After the Battle (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chalmette.
 
Additional keywords. Chalmette Battlefield
 
Major Samuel Spotts Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bryan Olson, May 2007
3. Major Samuel Spotts Monument
In Memory of Major Samuel Spotts U.S.A. Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By TeamOHE, December 24, 2018
4. In Memory of Major Samuel Spotts U.S.A. Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 30, 2022. It was originally submitted on March 15, 2008, by Bryan Olson of Syracuse, New York. This page has been viewed 2,162 times since then and 51 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on March 15, 2008, by Bryan Olson of Syracuse, New York.   2. submitted on February 20, 2021, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.   3. submitted on March 15, 2008, by Bryan Olson of Syracuse, New York.   4. submitted on January 29, 2022, by TeamOHE of Napoleon, Ohio. • Christopher Busta-Peck was the editor who published this page.

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Aug. 11, 2022