Chalmette in St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
Batteries Five and Six
Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve
The British called the Tennessee and Kentucky militias "dirty shirts" because instead of wearing proper uniforms, the militiamen wore homespun clothing colored with homemade dyes as seen in this 1867 picture.
Carroll's Tennessee militia
U.S. Artillery Corps
Artillery, Battery 5
Artillery, Battery 6
12- or 18-pound cannon (sources disagree)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War of 1812. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #07 Andrew Jackson series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1815.
Location. 29° 56.68′ N, 89° 59.555′ W. Marker is in Chalmette, Louisiana, in St. Bernard Parish. Marker is on Chalmette National Park Scenic Rd (Battlefield Rd), 0.1 miles south of Chalmette National Park Scenic Rd (Tour Loop Rd), on the left when traveling south. 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); Battle Of New Orleans 200th Anniversary (within shouting distance of this marker); Batteries Seven and Eight (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Battery Four (about 700 feet away); Battery 4 (about 700 feet away); Chalmette Battlefield And National Cemetery (about 700 feet away); U.S. Artillery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mississippi Militia (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chalmette.
More about this marker. 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.
Also see . . . Chalmette Battlefield. (Submitted on August 23, 2016, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.)
Credits. This page was last revised on August 4, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 23, 2016, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 274 times since then and 30 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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