Chalmette in St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
“Where Has Our Equipment Gone?”
Discovering that Colonel Mullens and the 44th Regiment had advanced 500 yards beyond the sugar cane bundles (fascines) and ladders stored for their use, Major General Gibbs immediately ordered Mullens to return with his men to the rear and retrieve their equipment. Mullens disappeared, and only some of his regiment returned to the front!
When Gibbs’ column moved to within 150 yards of the rampart, the American infantry began shooting. This proved to be too much for the British; their ranks broke as they returned to fire. The 44th threw down their fascines and started shooting, also, catching a large part of their own troops in the cross fire.
Erected by National Park Service.
Location. 29° 56.494′ N, 89° 59.344′ W. Marker is in Chalmette, Louisiana, in St. Bernard Parish. Marker is on Battlefield Road, on the left when traveling north. Monument 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. Chalmette National Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); Roads and Ditches (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lethal Exposure (about 600 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); British Batteries (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fazendeville (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chalmette.
More about this marker. On the right, two illustration depict scenes from the battle. On the lower left a map shows British movements on the north side of the battlefield, captioned During this hectic period Major General Gibbs was shot and killed.
Additional keywords. Battle of New Orleans, Chalmette Battlefield
Categories. • War of 1812 •
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