Chalmette in St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
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. A significant historical month for this entry is January 1862.
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 traveling southTouch 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); U.S. Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); Mississippi Militia (within shouting distance of this marker); U.S. Navy (within shouting distance of this marker); Louisiana Militia (within shouting distance of this marker); Chalmette Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Kentucky Militia (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Tennessee Militia (about 300 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
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