Chalmette in St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve
This engraving from about 1892 shows the diversity of Jackson's troops though the rampart is inaccurately drawn as a curving wall of cotton bales.
14th U.S. Infantry
Daquin's Second Free Colored Battalion
Lacoste's First Free Colored Battalion
USS Carolina sailors
Artillery, Battery 2
32-pound naval cannon
Erected by National Park Service - United States Department
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War of 1812.
Location. 29° 56.582′ N, 89° 59.618′ 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. Battery 4 (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.
Also see . . .
1. Chalmette Battlefield. (Submitted on August 23, 2016, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.)
2. Andrew Jackson and the Free Men of Color. (Submitted on August 23, 2016, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.)
Credits. This page was last revised on March 19, 2017. It was originally submitted on August 23, 2016, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 257 times since then and 8 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.