“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Shell Beach in St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)

Battle of Lake Borgne

Battle of Lake Borgne Marker image. Click for full size.
October 28, 2016
1. Battle of Lake Borgne Marker
Inscription.  December 14, 1814 - desperate delaying action by a small squadron of five American gunboats, a tender, and one dispatch boat under the command of Lt. Thomas ap Catesby Jones. Facing them was a large flotilla of armed British barges carrying about 1,200 troops to begin the invasion of New Orleans. With no wind, both sides rowed for position. The British overwhelmed the Americans and won the battle, but Jones bought Andrew Jackson valuable time.
Erected by Citizens of St. Bernard Parish.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: War of 1812Waterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #07 Andrew Jackson series list. A significant historical date for this entry is December 14, 1814.
Location. 29° 51.304′ N, 89° 40.701′ W. Marker is in Shell Beach, Louisiana, in St. Bernard Parish. Marker is on Yscloskey Highway (State Highway 46) 1.4 miles east of Hopedale Highway (Highway 624), on the right when traveling east. Located at the eastern terminus of State Highway 46 at Shell Beach. Touch for map.
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October 28, 2016
2. Battle of Lake Borgne Marker
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Marker is at or near this postal address: 1320 Yscloskey Highway, Saint Bernard LA 70085, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Saint Bernard Church (approx. 8.4 miles away); Terre-Aux-Boeufs Cemetery (approx. 8.4 miles away); Terre-Aux-Boeuf (approx. 10.9 miles away); St. Malo (approx. 10.9 miles away).
Also see . . .  Wikipedia entry on Battle of Lake Borgne. (Submitted on November 5, 2016.)
Fort Proctor/Lake Borgne image. Click for full size.
October 28, 2016
3. Fort Proctor/Lake Borgne
Looking across Bayou Yscloskey you can faintly see the ruins of Fort Proctor.
Credits. This page was last revised on March 19, 2017. It was originally submitted on November 4, 2016. This page has been viewed 380 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 4, 2016.

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