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

Battery 4

 
 
Battery 4 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bryan Olson, May 2007
1. Battery 4 Marker
Inscription.  The largest artillery piece on the battlefield was a 32-pounder commanded by Navy Lt. John Crawley and served by 24 men from the U.S.S. Carolina. It was removed from the Carolina in early December and was in action here during the January 1, 1815 artillery duel. Struck by British artillery fire, the cannon was quickly repaired and ready for action on January 8. This gun, firing grapeshot and landiage (scrap metal), tore gaping holes in the 93rd Highlanders as they moved across the field.

Left of this battery was Major Daquin’s Battalion of Free Men of Color and to the right was Major Lacoste’s Battalion of Free Men of Color. These men impatiently waited to join the fight, but their muskets did not have range to engage the British.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War of 1812.
 
Location. 29° 56.579′ N, 89° 59.623′ W. Marker is in Chalmette, Louisiana, in St. Bernard Parish. Marker is on Battlefield Road, on the left when
The American Rampart image. Click for full size.
By Bryan Olson, May 2007
2. The American Rampart
traveling south. 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. Battery Four (a few steps from this marker); Chalmette Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Chalmette Monument (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Rodriguez Plantation and Macarty House (about 500 feet away); Rodriguez Canal (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Rodriguez Canal (about 500 feet away); Batteries 2 and 3 (about 600 feet away); Batteries Five and Six (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 an illustration shows a crew working a gun in action. On the lower left is a map showing the disposition of U.S. batteries and troops.
 
Additional keywords. Battle of New Orleans, Chalmette Battlefield
 
The American Rampart, looking North image. Click for full size.
By Bryan Olson, May 2007
3. The American Rampart, looking North
Battery 4 image. Click for full size.
By Bryan Olson, May 2007
4. Battery 4
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 16, 2008, by Bryan Olson of Syracuse, New York. This page has been viewed 1,859 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 16, 2008, by Bryan Olson of Syracuse, New York. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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