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

Chalmette Plantation

 
 
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By Tom Bosse, July 31, 2016
1. Chalmette Plantation Marker
Inscription.  Named for Ignace Francois Martin de Lino de Chalmet (1755-1815), veteran of the American Revolution. Attained the rank of captain of infantry in the Spanish Army; retired about 1794. Purchased plantations below New Orleans and began acquisition of properties in 1805, which would become the Chalmette Plantation stretching 22 arpents along the Mississippi River; main house, sugar mill and almost all out buildings destroyed in the Battle of New Orleans. Decisive engagement on January 8, 1815.
 
Erected by St. Bernard Tourist Commission.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Patriots & PatriotismWar of 1812. A significant historical year for this entry is 1805.
 
Location. 29° 56.683′ N, 89° 59.15′ W. Marker is in Chalmette, Louisiana, in St. Bernard Parish. Marker is at the intersection of West St Bernard Highway (State Highway 46) and Cemetery Road, on the right when traveling east 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. Serving Those Who Saved Us (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Here We Honor Veterans Who Served Their Country
Chalmette Plantation Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 31, 2016
2. Chalmette Plantation Marker
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(about 700 feet away); The Battle Ends (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pakenham's Fall (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Main Attack (approx. 0.2 miles away); Chalmette National Cemetery (approx. ¼ mile away); “Where Has Our Equipment Gone?” (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Kentucky Rifle (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chalmette.
 
 
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 451 times since then and 67 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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