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

Redoubt and Battery 1

 
 
Redoubt and Battery 1 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bryan Olson, May 2007
1. Redoubt and Battery 1 Marker
Inscription. The main American position was nearing completion when a redoubt was constructed at the extreme right of the American line. It contained two artillery pieces that could rake the levee and canal.

On the morning of January 5, 1815, 2000 British troops under the command of Colonel Robert Rennie attacked the redoubt and forced the Americans to retire. They quickly counterattacked and the British retreated after a brief fight. Failure to penetrate the American Flank contributed to the overall British defeat.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Location. 29° 56.464′ N, 89° 59.668′ W. Marker is in Chalmette, Louisiana, in Saint Bernard Parish. Marker can be reached from Battlefield Road. Touch for map. Marker is located on battlefield path. Marker is in this post office area: Chalmette LA 70043, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Battle on the West Bank (a few steps from this marker); Chalmet Plantation (within shouting distance of this marker); Batteries Two and Three (within shouting distance of this marker); In Memory of Major Samuel Spotts U.S.A. (within shouting distance
Redoubt and Battery 1 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bryan Olson, May 2007
2. Redoubt and Battery 1 Marker
of this marker); The West Bank Assault (within shouting distance of this marker); After the Battle (within shouting distance of this marker); Attack Along the River (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery One and Forward Redoubt (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chalmette.
 
More about this marker. On the right is an illustration of the fighting at the redoubt, captioned Battery 1, commanded by Captain Humphreys, contained two 12-pounders and one howitzer. The redoubt contained two 6-pounders commanded by Lt. Dauguemeny de Marant. On the left is a map showing the tactical situation described in the text captioned Attacking British troops included the light infantry companies of the 7th, 43rd, and 9th Regulars.
 
Additional keywords. Battle of New Orleans, Chalmette Battlefield
 
Categories. War of 1812
 
British attack the redoubt image. Click for full size.
By Bryan Olson
3. British attack the redoubt
On the morning of January 5, 1815, 2000 British troops under the command of Colonel Robert Rennie attacked the redoubt and forced the Americans to retire. They quickly counterattacked and the British retreated after a brief fight.
The American Line image. Click for full size.
By Bryan Olson, May 1, 2007
4. The American Line
The Redoubt and Battery 1 was positioned along this part of the American line. To the right of this image stands the Mississippi levee.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 19, 2017. This page originally submitted on March 15, 2008, by Bryan Olson of Syracuse, New York. This page has been viewed 1,637 times since then and 50 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 15, 2008, by Bryan Olson of Syracuse, New York. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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