Chalmette in Saint Bernard Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
Batteries Five and Six
Jean Laﬁtte National Historical Park and Preserve
The British called the Tennessee and Kentucky militias "dirty shirts" because instead of wearing proper uniforms, the militiamen wore homespun clothing colored with homemade dyes as seen in this 1867 picture.
Carroll's Tennessee militia
U.S. Artillery Corps
Artillery, Battery 5
Artillery, Battery 6
12- or 18-pound cannon (sources disagree)
Erected by National Park Service - United States Department of the Interior.
Location. 29° 56.68′ N, 89° 59.555′ Touch for map. 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. Batteries 5 and 6 (within shouting distance of this marker); Batteries Seven and Eight (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Battery Four (about 700 feet away); Battery 4 (about 700 feet away); Chalmette Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Kentucky Rifle (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Chalmette Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Main Attack (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chalmette.
More about this marker. The Chalmette National Park Scenic Road, or Battlefield Road, is located within the Chalmette Battlefield portion of the Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve.
Also see . . . Chalmette Battlefield. (Submitted on August 23, 2016, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.)
Categories. • War of 1812 •
Credits. This page was last revised on August 24, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 23, 2016, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 144 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 23, 2016, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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