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

The Kentucky Rifle

 
 
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By Tom Bosse, July 31, 2016
1. The Kentucky Rifle Marker
Inscription.  The longrifle, a distinctly American weapon developed on the frontier for accuracy and distance, was produced mainly in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, and Tennessee. It became known as the Kentucky rifle after the popular song "The Hunters of Kentucky" commemorated its use by Kentucky troops in the 1815 Battle of New Orleans. It was also used by troops from Tennessee and by "The Volunteer Company of New Orleans Riflemen," residents of New Orleans commanded by Captain Thomas Beale.
 
Erected by Kentucky Rifle Foundation.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War of 1812. A significant historical year for this entry is 1815.
 
Location. 29° 56.817′ N, 89° 59.467′ W. Marker is in Chalmette, Louisiana, in St. Bernard Parish. Marker is at the intersection of West St Bernard Highway (State Highway 46) and Chalmette Naitional Park Scenic Road, on the left when traveling west on West St Bernard Highway. 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. Chalmette Battlefield (within shouting distance of this marker); Chalmette Battlefield And National Cemetery
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By Tom Bosse, July 31, 2016
2. The Kentucky Rifle Marker
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Batteries Seven and Eight (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Batteries 5 and 6 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Batteries Five and Six (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Main Attack (approx. 0.2 miles away); Battle Of New Orleans 200th Anniversary (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pakenham's Fall (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chalmette.
 
Also see . . .  Hunters of Kentucky. (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 298 times since then and 20 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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