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Mandeville in Saint Tammany Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

Battle of Lake Pontchartrain

 
 
Battle of Lake Pontchartrain Marker image. Click for full size.
October 14, 2016
1. Battle of Lake Pontchartrain Marker
Inscription. On October 16, 1779, the British living between "Bayou La Combe and the River Tanchipaho," surrendered to Captain William Pickles who had won a naval battle off this shore on September 10, 1779, and thereby ended the Revolutionary War in Louisiana.
 
Erected by City of Mandeville & Mandeville Bicentennial Commission.
 
Location. 30° 20.944′ N, 90° 3.616′ W. Marker is in Mandeville, Louisiana, in Saint Tammany Parish. Marker is at the intersection of Jackson Avenue and Lakeshore Drive, on the right when traveling west on Jackson Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 140 Jackson Ave, Mandeville LA 70448, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Our Lady Of The Lake Church (approx. 0.7 miles away); Sugar Mill Operation (approx. 1.6 miles away); Fontainebleau Plantation Sugar Mill (approx. 1.6 miles away); Greater Mandeville Veterans Memorial (approx. 2 miles away); Lake Pontchartrain Causeway Bridge (approx. 2.3 miles away); Lake Pontchartrain Causeway (approx. 2.3 miles away);
Battle of Lake Pontchartrain Marker image. Click for full size.
October 14, 2016
2. Battle of Lake Pontchartrain Marker
West Florida Republic and St. Tammany Parish (approx. 4.8 miles away); Steam Powered "Groundhog" Sawmill (approx. 6.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mandeville.
 
Also see . . .  Battle of Lake Pontchartrain. “The HMS West Florida was patrolling on Lake Pontchartrain when it encountered the USS Morris, which had set out from New Orleans with a Spanish and American crew headed by Continental Navy Captain William Pickles. The larger crew of the Morris successfully boarded the West Florida, inflicting a mortal wound on its captain, Lieutenant John Payne. The capture of the West Florida eliminated the major British naval presence on the lake, weakening already tenuous British control over the western reaches of West Florida.” (Submitted on October 13, 2018.) 
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
A view of Lake Pontchartrain from the marker location image. Click for full size.
October 14, 2016
3. A view of Lake Pontchartrain from the marker location
Continental Navy Schooner <i>Hannah</i> image. Click for full size.
Painting by John F. Leavitt via National Museum of the U.S. Navy
4. Continental Navy Schooner Hannah
There is no image of the Morris but it may have been similar to this schooner.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 13, 2018. This page originally submitted on October 19, 2016. This page has been viewed 281 times since then and 112 times this year. This page was the Marker of the Week October 14, 2018. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 19, 2016.   4. submitted on October 13, 2018, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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