Chalmette in St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
The Battle Ends
Major General Keane, commanding the British near the river; sent the 93rd Highlanders to lead a second assault. They crossed the field, moving towards Gibbs’ troops on the British right.This regiment was decimated with grapeshot and musket fire. A few men reached the rampart, but found no fascines or ladders or help. They were quickly killed or captured. When their commander, Colonel Dale, was killed, the advance of the 93rd failed and the remaining troops retreated in disarray. Their withdrawal threw the rest of the British army into confusion and the men lost all sense of formation, retreating in terror and panic.
Erected by National Park Service.
Location. 29° 56.651′ N, 89° 59.355′ W. Marker is in Chalmette, Louisiana, in St. Bernard Parish. Marker is on Battlefield Road, 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. Pakenham's Fall (a few steps from this marker); The Main Attack (a few steps from this marker); “Where Has Our Equipment Gone?” (approx. 0.2 miles away); Chalmette National Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Batteries Seven and Eight (approx. 0.2 miles away); Batteries 5 and 6 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Batteries Five and Six (approx. 0.2 miles away); Chalmette Plantation (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chalmette.
More about this marker. On the right side of the marker is an illustration of the fighting showing some of the Highland regiments in action. On the left is a map showing the British movements on the battlefield, captioned Great Britain lost more than 2,000 men in an infantry action that lasted less than two hours.
Additional keywords. Battle of New Orleans, Chalmette Battlefield
Categories. • War of 1812 •
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