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David Bannister Morgan

 
 
David Bannister Morgan Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, December 24, 2011
1. David Bannister Morgan Marker
Inscription.
On the eighth day of January, 1815
David Bannister Morgan
Brigadier General U.S.A.
with 400 militia, held his position, called
in the British official reports, “The
Flanking Battery,” and from which,
to employ Gen. Jackson’s own words,
“Jackson could have been
shelled out in ten minutes.”
against 1600 veterans of the Peninsula
under Col. Wm. Thornton H.B.M.A., until
Gen. Jackson had immortally
won the Battle of New Orleans.

This tablet is placed here by the General Society
of the War of 1812 in the United States.

 
Erected by General Society of the War of 1812 in the United States.
 
Location. 29° 57.462′ N, 90° 3.837′ W. Marker is in New Orleans, Louisiana, in Orleans Parish. Marker is on Saint Peter Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 617 Saint Peter Street, New Orleans LA 70116, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Cabildo (a few steps from this marker); Quartier General de la Garde Municipale (within shouting distance of this marker); Victor David House (within shouting distance
David Bannister Morgan Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, December 24, 2011
2. David Bannister Morgan Marker
The marker is on the right side of the entrance to The Arsenal.
of this marker); Upper Pontabla Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Commagère – Mercier House (within shouting distance of this marker); Faulkner House (within shouting distance of this marker); Jackson Square - Vieux Carré (within shouting distance of this marker); Cathedral of St. Louis, King of France (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Orleans.
 
Regarding David Bannister Morgan. David Bannister Morgan (1773-1848) served in the Louisiana territorial legislature, was a member of the Constitutional convention, and after the admission of Louisiana to the Union, was in the state legislature. He was surveyor-general of Louisiana and Mississippi, and commanded the militia of those states under General Andrew Jackson at the Battle of New Orleans in 1815, with the rank of brigadier-general
 
Categories. War of 1812
 
The Arsenal image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, December 24, 2011
3. The Arsenal
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 12, 2017. This page originally submitted on January 8, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 872 times since then and 93 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 8, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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