Chalmette in St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
The British attack force was divided into four major groups:
Lt. Colonel Thornton would take the 85th Regiment across the Mississippi River and capture David Morgan’s line on the West Bank.
Major General Samuel Gidds would attack near the cypress swamp, use fascines (bundles of cane) and ladders to bridge the Rodriguez Canal, and strike the American rampart in the vicinity of Batteries 7 and 8.
Major general John Keane would conduct a demonstration and feint toward the river, to attract the fire of the heavier American guns.
Lt. Colonel Rennie would advance simultaneously along the riverbank below the levee and spike the guns in the redoubt on the American right. For complete success, the plan required Pakenham’s command to move decisively, surprising the Americans at the ramparts before any firing occurred.
Erected by National
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War of 1812.
Location. 29° 56.423′ N, 89° 59.546′ W. Marker is in Chalmette, Louisiana, in St. Bernard Parish. Marker is on Battlefield Road, on the left when traveling east. Marker is located inside Chalmette Battlefield. 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 93rd Oblique (a few steps from this marker); Fazendeville (within shouting distance of this marker); British Batteries (within shouting distance of this marker); After the Battle (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Malus-Beauregard House (about 600 feet away); Chalmette Battlefield And National Cemetery (about 600 feet away); Redoubt and Battery 1 (about 700 feet away); Batteries 2 and 3 (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chalmette.
More about this marker. On the right side of the marker is an illustration titled Battle of New Orleans and Death of Major General Edward Pakenham. On the lower left is a map showing the British dispositions.
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 1,791 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 15, 2008, by Bryan Olson of Syracuse, New York. 3. submitted on March 16, 2008, by Bryan Olson of Syracuse, New York. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.