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

In Memory of Major Samuel Spotts U.S.A.

 
 
Major Samuel Spotts Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bryan Olson, May 2007
1. Major Samuel Spotts Monument
Inscription.
Who shot the first gun at the Battle of
New Orleans. Jan. 8, 1815. Third Regiment
Seventh Battery Artillery Corp.
Born Nov. 30, 1788 in Philadelphia PA
Died July 11, 1833 in New Orleans
Louisiana.

 
Location. 29° 56.45′ N, 89° 59.7′ 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 West Bank Assault (a few steps from this marker); Attack Along the River (a few steps from this marker); Battery One and Forward Redoubt (within shouting distance of this marker); Chalmet Plantation (within shouting distance of this marker); Batteries Two and Three (within shouting distance of this marker); The Battle on the West Bank (within shouting distance of this marker); Redoubt and Battery 1 (within shouting distance of this marker); After the Battle (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chalmette.
 
Additional keywords. Battle of New Orleans, Chalmette Battlefield
Major Samuel Spotts Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bryan Olson, May 2007
2. Major Samuel Spotts Monument

 
Categories. War of 1812
 
 
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 1,880 times since then and 60 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 15, 2008, by Bryan Olson of Syracuse, New York. • Christopher Busta-Peck was the editor who published this page.
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