Chalmette in St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
Batteries Seven and Eight
Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve
This engraving from about 1892 portrays the determination of the volunteer troops at the American rampart's swamp end.
Coffee's Tennessee militia
Jugeant's Company of Choctaw Volunteers
U.S. Artillery Corps
Artillery, Battery 7
Probably one six-pound canon and one 18-pound cannon (sources disagree)
Artillery, Battery 8
9½-inch howitzer or small cannon (sources disagree)
Erected by National Park Service - United States Department of the Interior.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War of 1812.
Location. 29° 56.73′ N, 89° 59.532′ W. Marker is in Chalmette, Louisiana, in St. Bernard Parish. Marker is at the intersection of Chalmette National Park Scenic Rd (Battlefield Rd) and Chalmette National Park Scenic Rd (Tour Loop Rd), on the left when traveling south on Chalmette National Park Scenic Rd (Battlefield Rd). The Chalmette National Park Scenic Road, or Battlefield Road, is located within the Chalmette Battlefield portion of the Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve. 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. Batteries 5 and 6 (within shouting distance of this marker); Batteries Five and Six (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Kentucky Rifle (about 600 feet away); Chalmette Battlefield (about 700 feet away); The Main Attack (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pakenham's Fall (approx. 0.2 miles away); Battery Four (approx. 0.2 miles away); Battery 4 (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chalmette.
Also see . . . Chalmette Battlefield. (Submitted on August 23, 2016, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.)
Credits. This page was last revised on August 24, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 23, 2016, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 196 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 23, 2016, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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