Chalmette in Saint Bernard Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
Left of this battery was Major Daquin’s Battalion of Free Men of Color and to the right was Major Lacoste’s Battalion of Free Men of Color. These men impatiently waited to join the fight, but their muskets did not have range to engage the British.
Erected by National Park Service.
Location. 29° 56.579′ N, 89° 59.623′ W. Marker is in Chalmette, Louisiana, in Saint Bernard Parish. Marker is on Battlefield Road, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is located inside Chalmette Battlefield. 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. Battery Four (a few steps from this marker); Chalmette Monument Chalmette Monument (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Rodriguez Plantation and Macarty House (about 500 feet away); Rodriguez Canal (about 500 feet away); Batteries Five and Six (about 700 feet away); Redoubt and Battery 1 (about 700 feet away); Chalmet Plantation (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chalmette.
More about this marker. On the right side of the marker an illustration shows a crew working a gun in action. On the lower left is a map showing the disposition of U.S. batteries and troops.
Additional keywords. Battle of New Orleans, Chalmette Battlefield
Categories. • War of 1812 •
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