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

Battery One and Forward Redoubt

Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve

 
 
Battery one and Forward Redoubt Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 31, 2016
1. Battery one and Forward Redoubt Marker
Inscription. Located where the levee now sits, Battery 1 and a redoubt anchored the river end of the American defenses. On January 6, 1815, construction began on the redoubt, an enclosed defensive structure in front of the rampart. On January 8 this area and the partially finished redoubt were defended by U.S. regulars and Beale's Rifles, a militia unit made up of prominent citizens from New Orleans' uptown "American" sector who organized when the British threat arose. During the attack along the river, British troops captured the redoubt and stormed the rampart but were driven back.

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This lithograph from about 1890 is dramatic but not historically accurate, for example, the Mississippi River was not crowded with ships during the battle.

Troops
7th U.S. Infantry
Captain Thomas Beale's Company of New Orleans Rifles
U.S. Artillery Corps
U.S. Marines

Artillery
Two six-pond cannons
Two 12-pound cannons
Six-in howitzer
 
Erected by National Park Service - United States Department of the Interior.
 
Location. 29° 56.433′ N, 89° 59.7′ W. Marker is in Chalmette, Louisiana, in Saint Bernard Parish. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Battlefield Road and Tour Loop Road. Touch for map. Marker can be reached from Battlefield Road within the Chalmette Battlefield portion of the Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve. 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. Attack Along the River (a few steps from this marker); The West Bank Assault (a few steps from this marker); In Memory of Major Samuel Spotts U.S.A. (within shouting distance of this marker); The Battle on the West Bank (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 Malus-Beauregard House (within shouting distance of this marker); After the Battle (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chalmette.
 
Also see . . .  Chalmette Battlefield. (Submitted on August 22, 2016, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.)
 
Categories. War of 1812
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 19, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 22, 2016, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 151 times since then and 38 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on August 22, 2016, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
 
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