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Historical Markers and War Memorials in St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana

Clickable Map of St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> St. Bernard Parish, LA (63) Orleans Parish, LA (400) Plaquemines Parish, LA (16) St. Tammany Parish, LA (51) Hancock County, MS (33) Harrison County, MS (111)  St.BernardParish(63) St. Bernard Parish (63)  OrleansParish(400) Orleans Parish (400)  PlaqueminesParish(16) Plaquemines Parish (16)  St.TammanyParish(51) St. Tammany Parish (51)  HancockCountyMississippi(33) Hancock County (33)  HarrisonCounty(111) Harrison County (111)
Chalmette is the parish seat for St. Bernard Parish
Adjacent to St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana
      Orleans Parish (400)  
      Plaquemines Parish (16)  
      St. Tammany Parish (51)  
      Hancock County, Mississippi (33)  
      Harrison County, Mississippi (111)  
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1Louisiana (St. Bernard Parish), Arabi — First Ward Justice Courthouse and Jail
Designed by Henry Daboval and built by J.C. Bourg in 1911. Court held here until 1923 by Justices of the Peace. Three small jail cells remained occupied through 1939. The jail was restored in 1985.Map (db m99277) HM
2Louisiana (St. Bernard Parish), Chalmette — “Where Has Our Equipment Gone?”
When the assault on the American rampart reached its height, the main British attack force found itself in front of the 44th Regiment which should have been in lead. Discovering that Colonel Mullens and the 44th Regiment had advanced 500 yards . . . Map (db m6248) HM
3Louisiana (St. Bernard Parish), Chalmette — 7th U.S. Infantry - 44th U.S. Infantry
The 7th U.S. Infantry Regiment comprised the heart of the regular Army in the defense of Now Orleans. More than 400 strong, the 7th Infantry fought valiantly on the American right, repulsing the British advance. They gained the nickname "the . . . Map (db m161643) HM
4Louisiana (St. Bernard Parish), Chalmette — After the BattleJean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve
The destruction of their plantation during the Battle of New Orleans left the de Chalmet family in financial trouble. In 1817 brothers Hilaire and Louis St. Amand bought the land. The St. Amands were prominent free people of color who already owned . . . Map (db m97137) HM
5Louisiana (St. Bernard Parish), Chalmette — Attack Along the RiverJean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve
British plans for a three-pronged attack included capturing the river end of the American rampart. On the morning of January 8, British Major General John Keane sent advance troops with Colonel Robert Rennie along the river road to attack the . . . Map (db m97134) HM
6Louisiana (St. Bernard Parish), Chalmette — Batteries 2 and 3
On January 8, 1815, the guns positioned here fired at British counter batteries located almost ½ mile in front of you. During the battle, these guns caused heavy casualties as the British advanced along the levee road. The troops attacking . . . Map (db m6218) HM
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7Louisiana (St. Bernard Parish), Chalmette — Batteries 5 and 6
Fire from these positions played an important role in stopping the British attack on January 8, 1815. The cannons displayed here represent batteries 5 and 6, which defended the center of Major general Jackson’s line. The field carriages were painted . . . Map (db m6271) HM
8Louisiana (St. Bernard Parish), Chalmette — Batteries Five and SixJean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve
Although the middle of the American line never faced a direct attack, its defenders inflicted many of the British casualties suffered during the battle. The cannons here were in an ideal position to fire on the main British force advancing against . . . Map (db m97181) HM
9Louisiana (St. Bernard Parish), Chalmette — Batteries Seven and EightJean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve
When the British attacked the American rampart during their reconnaisance in force on December 28, they almost succeeded in outflanking the rampart and capturing the American positions at this end of the line. The Americans responded by extending . . . Map (db m97179) HM
10Louisiana (St. Bernard Parish), Chalmette — Batteries Two and ThreeJean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve
Sailors from the USS Carolina and Jean Lafitte's Baratarian pirates manned the cannons at Batteries 2 and 3. General Andrew Jackson had once described the Baratarians as "hellish banditti," but now their artillery experience was invaluable. . . . Map (db m97131) HM
11Louisiana (St. Bernard Parish), Chalmette — Battery 4
The largest artillery piece on the battlefield was a 32-pounder commanded by Navy Lt. John Crawley and served by 24 men from the U.S.S. Carolina. It was removed from the Carolina in early December and was in action here during the . . . Map (db m6273) HM
12Louisiana (St. Bernard Parish), Chalmette — Battery FourJean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve
Battery 4 boasted the rampart's largest gun, a 32-pound naval cannon manned by sailors from the USS Carolina, which had been sunk by British fire on December 27, 1814. During the Battle of New Orleans, the big gun tore gaping holes in the ranks of . . . Map (db m97183) HM
13Louisiana (St. Bernard Parish), Chalmette — Battery One and Forward RedoubtJean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve
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 . . . Map (db m97133) HM
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14Louisiana (St. Bernard Parish), Chalmette — Battle Of New Orleans 200th Anniversary
In honor of the 200th Anniversary Battle of New Orleans January 8, 2015Map (db m161637) HM
15Louisiana (St. Bernard Parish), Chalmette — British BatteriesJean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve
To support their attacks, the British built several artillery batteries, shown in red on the map. The largest was the Advanced Battery with 10 cannons behind a low rampart of earth filled sugar casks and rammed earth. Built near the center of what . . . Map (db m97173) HM
16Louisiana (St. Bernard Parish), Chalmette — British Strategy
Major general Edward Pakenham’s final plan was to charge Major General Jackson’s position before daylight, to reduce the effectiveness of American artillery fire. The plan was complicated and depended on split-second timing and coordination. The . . . Map (db m6243) HM
17Louisiana (St. Bernard Parish), Chalmette — Chalmet PlantationJean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve
In June 1813 Ignace Delino de Chalmet purchased a sugar plantation that began at Rodriguez Canal and extended along the river for about a mile. The property was typical of many plantations and included 25 slaves, a great house, and outbuildings. To . . . Map (db m97128) HM
18Louisiana (St. Bernard Parish), Chalmette — Chalmette Battlefield
Site of the last major battle of the War of 1812 fought on January 8, 1815. Forces under the command of General Andrew Jackson defeated the British forces under the command of General Sir Edward Pakenham. This victory saved the city of New Orleans, . . . Map (db m147344) HM
19Louisiana (St. Bernard Parish), Chalmette — Chalmette Battlefield And National CemeteryJean Lafitte National Historical Park
Chalmette Battlefield and the Battle of New Orleans Major General Andrew Jackson's troops were outnumbered and less experienced yet they defended and secured the port of New Orleans from British invasion on January 8, 1815. This . . . Map (db m161636) HM
20Louisiana (St. Bernard Parish), Chalmette — Chalmette Battlefield And National CemeteryJean Lafitte National Historical Park
Chalmette Battlefield and the Battle of New Orleans Major General Andrew Jackson's troops were outnumbered and less experienced yet they defended and secured the port of New Orleans from British invasion on January 8, 1815. This . . . Map (db m161647) HM
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21Louisiana (St. Bernard Parish), Chalmette — Chalmette Monument
[Main Marker]: This monument was erected by the State of Louisiana and the United States to commemorate the memorable victory won here by General Andrew Jackson and the men under his command in the Battle of New Orleans, January 8, 1815. . . . Map (db m59218) HM
22Louisiana (St. Bernard Parish), Chalmette — Chalmette MonumentJean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
The construction of a monument honoring Andrew Jackson and his troops was the first step in recognizing the importance of the battlefield and saving it for future generations. In 1852 the Louisiana legislature appropriated funds to purchase land at . . . Map (db m97212) HM
23Louisiana (St. Bernard Parish), Chalmette — Chalmette National Cemetery
Chalmette National Cemetery was established in 1864 as a burial place for Union soldiers who died in the gulf area during the Civil War. It also served as the site for reburials of soldiers from battlefield cemeteries in the region. This plot of . . . Map (db m97175) HM
24Louisiana (St. Bernard Parish), Chalmette — Chalmette National Cemetery
President Abraham Lincoln approved legislation on July 17, 1862, that established national cemeteries for American forces. Two years later near the end of the Civil War, Chalmette National Cemetery was established to receive Union troops . . . Map (db m191261) HM
25Louisiana (St. Bernard Parish), Chalmette — Chalmette Plantation
Named for Ignace Francois Martin de Lino de Chalmet (1755-1815), veteran of the American Revolution. Attained the rank of captain of infantry in the Spanish Army; retired about 1794. Purchased plantations below New Orleans and began acquisition of . . . Map (db m97189) HM
26Louisiana (St. Bernard Parish), Chalmette — Choctaw Nation
Choctaw Indians fought with General Andrew Jaackson during the crucial lead-up to the Battle of New Orleans. Chief Pushmataha, who served with Jackson in the Pensacola campaign, encouraged the Choctaws to help Jackson at New Orleans. Commanded . . . Map (db m161642) HM
27Louisiana (St. Bernard Parish), Chalmette — Denis de La Ronde Site
First recorded colonial property owner was the Sieur Saubugne, succeeded by Adrien de Pauger in the 1720s who laid out the original town of New Orleans in 1721, today the New Orleans' French Quarter. Subsequent owners included Balthazar de Ponfrac . . . Map (db m149157) HM
28Louisiana (St. Bernard Parish), Chalmette — FazendevilleJean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve
Jean Pierre Fazende, a free man of color and New Orleans grocer, inherited land within the battlefield in 1857. After the Civil War, he divided it and sold it to freed slaves from local plantations. Eventually the community grew to more than 200 . . . Map (db m97172) HM
29Louisiana (St. Bernard Parish), Chalmette — Here We Honor Veterans Who Served Their Country
The United States Congress established this site as a National Cemetery in 1864 for the re-interment of Union soldiers who died in Civil War hospitals and were buried in various nearby locations. Over 15,000 veterans of American wars and their . . . Map (db m161730) HM
30Louisiana (St. Bernard Parish), Chalmette — In Memory of Major Samuel Spotts U.S.A.
Who shot the first gun at the Battle of New Orleans. Jan. 8, 1815. Third Regiment Seventh Battery Artillery Corp. Born Nov. 30, 1788 in Philadelphia PA Died July 11, 1833 in New Orleans Louisiana.Map (db m6222) HM
31Louisiana (St. Bernard Parish), Chalmette — Kentucky Militia
Over 2200 Kentucky militia responded to General Andrew Jackson's call for assistance, even though the state fell Outside the general's military district. While strong in number and patriotism, the Kentuckians arrived short on arms and material. . . . Map (db m161640) HM
32Louisiana (St. Bernard Parish), Chalmette — Lacoste Plantation
Ursuline Nuns property, 1727; Sold to Gui Soniat Dufossat circa 1778; sold by Dufossat Family to Pierre Lacoste, 1796. Seized by British force, Dec., 1814; U.S. forces under Gen. John Coffee routed British in counterattack. Became Villere property . . . Map (db m149151) HM
33Louisiana (St. Bernard Parish), Chalmette — Lethal Exposure
The January 8 British plan proved easier conceived than to execute. Due to numerous delays, the attack did not start on time. About dawn, a rocket soared above the British lines near the woods on your right, followed by another rocket from their . . . Map (db m6244) HM
34Louisiana (St. Bernard Parish), Chalmette — Louisiana Militia
Louisianians descended on New Orleans from distant communities and plantations, rallying to defend their home, Louisiana militia and volunteers brought a thorough knowledge of the local terrain to assist General Andrew Jackson with . . . Map (db m161646) HM
35Louisiana (St. Bernard Parish), Chalmette — Mississippi Militia
The Mississippi Dragoons (cavalry) rendered valuable service throughout the entire Gulf Coast campaign. Led by Major Thomas Hinds, they helped Jackson stifle British efforts at Pensacola in autumn of 1814, then galloped west to New Orleans, . . . Map (db m161639) HM
36Louisiana (St. Bernard Parish), Chalmette — Pakenham's FallJean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve
As the attack began to fail, British commander Sir Edward Pakenham rode forward to rally his troops. Under intense fire, both Pakenham and his horse were hit less than 40 yards from the American line. He quickly mounted an aide's horse but was shot . . . Map (db m97176) HM
37Louisiana (St. Bernard Parish), Chalmette — Plantation of Pierre Denis De La Ronde(1762-1824)
Command Colonel Third Regiment of Louisiana in the Battle of New Orleans night skirmish of December 23, 1814, fought on the grounds of this and adjoining plantations. Main house served as temporary British headquarters and hospital January 8, 1815. . . . Map (db m99296) HM
38Louisiana (St. Bernard Parish), Chalmette — Redoubt and Battery 1
The main American position was nearing completion when a redoubt was constructed at the extreme right of the American line. It contained two artillery pieces that could rake the levee and canal. On the morning of January 5, 1815, 2000 British . . . Map (db m6219) HM
39Louisiana (St. Bernard Parish), Chalmette — Roads and DitchesJean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve
The battle took place on agricultural fields crisscrossed by drainage and irrigation ditches. British commander Sir Edward Pakenham probably launched his main attack from behind the cover of the First Ditch. Some troops advanced and later withdrew . . . Map (db m97174) HM
40Louisiana (St. Bernard Parish), Chalmette — Rodriguez Canal
This depression is the trace of an early mill race that divided the Chalmette and Macarty plantations. By the time of the Battle of New Orleans it was no longer in use and its banks had fallen in. Jackson’s men built their mud rampart behind the . . . Map (db m6223) HM
41Louisiana (St. Bernard Parish), Chalmette — Rodriguez CanalJean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
Built as a mill race that provided water to power a sawmill, by 1815 the Rodriguez Canal had long been abandoned. With its collapsed banks and grass-covered bottom, the canal resembled a ditch more than a waterway, but it provided a perfect . . . Map (db m97125) HM
42Louisiana (St. Bernard Parish), Chalmette — Rodriguez Plantation and Macarty HouseJean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
The Rodriguez and Macarty plantations served as the American camp during the Battle of New Orleans. Major General Andrew Jackson used the upper floors of the Macarty house as his headquarters and observation post, allowing him to monitor British . . . Map (db m97127) HM
43Louisiana (St. Bernard Parish), Chalmette — Serving Those Who Saved UsChalmette National Cemetery — Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve —
Established in 1864 for Union soldiers who died in Louisiana during the Civil War, Chalmette National Cemetery is the final resting place for troops who served in peacetime and in conflicts from the War of 1812 to the Vietnam War. Park . . . Map (db m161729) HM WM
44Louisiana (St. Bernard Parish), Chalmette — Tennessee Militia
The Tennessee Militia formed the backbone of the American line. Hailing from General Andrew Jackson's home state, many were veterans of his victory over the Greek Indians at Horseshoe Bend. Led by Generals William Carroll and John Coffee, their . . . Map (db m161641) HM
45Louisiana (St. Bernard Parish), Chalmette — The 93rd ObliqueJean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve
As the main attack on the swamp end of the American line began to falter, British commander Sir Edward Pakenham ordered Major General John Keane to redirect British forces from the river road assault to help. Nearly a thousand soldiers of the 93rd . . . Map (db m97171) HM
46Louisiana (St. Bernard Parish), Chalmette — The Battle Ends
Seeing the massive disorder in Major General Gibbs’ column, Major General Pakenham rode forward. While attempting to rally his troops and get the stalled attack underway, Pakenham was mortally wounded a few yards from this site. Major General . . . Map (db m6251) HM
47Louisiana (St. Bernard Parish), Chalmette — The Battle on the West Bank
Discovering American militia and artillery on the west bank of the Mississippi River, British General Pakenham ordered Lieutenant Colonel William B. Thornton to lead an attack force across the river. Thornton was to capture the American guns and . . . Map (db m6221) HM
48Louisiana (St. Bernard Parish), Chalmette — The Chalmette PlantationsScene of the Battle of New Orleans — Dec. 1814 - Jan. 1815 —
Battle raged on lands of Ignace de Lino de Chalmette, Antoine Bienvenue, and Denis de la Ronde. British camps on lands of Jaques de Villeré and Pierre Lacoste; hospital on Jumonville de Villiers. Jackson Defense Line on Edmond Macarty place.Map (db m156727) HM
49Louisiana (St. Bernard Parish), Chalmette — The Kentucky Rifle
The longrifle, a distinctly American weapon developed on the frontier for accuracy and distance, was produced mainly in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, and Tennessee. It became known as the Kentucky rifle after the popular song "The Hunters of . . . Map (db m97187) HM
50Louisiana (St. Bernard Parish), Chalmette — The Main AttackJean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve
At dawn frontiersmen from Tennessee and Kentucky militias stood ready on the American line's swamp end. British commander Sir Edward Packenham concentrated his main attack here under Major General Sir Samuel Gibbs, expecting the American volunteers . . . Map (db m97177) HM
51Louisiana (St. Bernard Parish), Chalmette — The Malus-Beauregard HouseJean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve
The first owner of the Malus-Beauregard House was Madeleine Pannetier Malus, a widow who purchased land from the St. Amand brothers when they divided the Chalmet plantation into small tracts in 1832. Malus built a French Colonial house in 1833 or . . . Map (db m97135) HM
52Louisiana (St. Bernard Parish), Chalmette — The West Bank AssaultJean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
On December 25, 1814, American Major General Andrew Jackson began fortifying the Mississippi River's west bank. By January 8 it was defended by nearly a thousand Kentucky and Louisiana militiamen and several artillery batteries, some armed with . . . Map (db m97132) HM
53Louisiana (St. Bernard Parish), Chalmette — U.S. Artillery
Artillery played a decisive role in the overwhelming American victory at New Orleans, Captain Enoch Humphrey's Company, Corps of Artillery, provided tremendous American Firepower that shattered the attacking British Columns On January 8. The . . . Map (db m161638) HM
54Louisiana (St. Bernard Parish), Chalmette — U.S. Marines
Singe 1804 the United States Marine Corps had been in Now Orleans, defending the city and new Louisiana Purchase, The Marinas contributed to all facets of the American victory against the British during the New Orleans campaign, During the . . . Map (db m161644) HM
55Louisiana (St. Bernard Parish), Chalmette — U.S. Navy
The United States Navy stood guard over all major water routes into New Orleans, serving as the first line of defense against invasion. During the opening phase of the campaign, American gunboats challenged the approaching British fleet on Lake . . . Map (db m161645) HM
56Louisiana (St. Bernard Parish), Chalmette — Versailles Oaks
These Versailles Oaks Were planted in 1783 by Pierre Denis De La Ronde Born New Orleans, April 20, 1762 Died December 2, 1824 Here he also built a French Colonial residence He was Lieut. at conquest of W. Florida. Military Commandant . . . Map (db m99230) HM
57Louisiana (St. Bernard Parish), Meraux — Jumonville Plantation
Last plantation on east bank of Mississippi River below New Orleans to be involved in Battle of New Orleans. Captured by British and used as a hospital. Owned then by Charles Coulon Jumonville de Villiers.Map (db m99326) HM
58Louisiana (St. Bernard Parish), Meraux — Plantation of Jacques Philippe Villere(1761-1830)
First native-born Louisianan to serve as governor of Louisiana (1816-1820); Served as major-general commanding the 1st Division of Louisiana Militia during the Battle of New Orleans; British forces reached Mississippi River at Villere . . . Map (db m149145) HM
59Louisiana (St. Bernard Parish), Saint Bernard — Saint Bernard Church
This church and St. Bernard civil parish were named after the patron Saint of Spanish Governor Bernardo de Gálvez who, in 1778, sent Canary Islanders (Isleños) to settle at the Post of La Conceptión, later variously called Terre-aux-Boeufs, De . . . Map (db m99590) HM
60Louisiana (St. Bernard Parish), Saint Bernard — Terre-Aux-Boeuf
Here, in "Land of Oxen," in 1788 Governor Bernardo de Galvez appointed Commandant Pierre Phillippe de Marigny to parcel land on the bayou for Canary Islanders. Later, Creole planters bought large estates on the bayou.Map (db m99368) HM
61Louisiana (St. Bernard Parish), Saint Bernard — Terre-Aux-Boeufs Cemetery
Canary Islanders (Isleños) settled Terre-aux-Boeufs (Cattle Land) after parceling in 1778 by Pierre Philippe Marigny, during regime of Governor Bernardo de Gálvez after whom St. Bernard Church and Civil Parish were named. First burial, June 6, 1787: . . . Map (db m99445) HM
62Louisiana (St. Bernard Parish), Shell Beach — Battle of Lake Borgne
December 14, 1814 - desperate delaying action by a small squadron of five American gunboats, a tender, and one dispatch boat under the command of Lt. Thomas ap Catesby Jones. Facing them was a large flotilla of armed British barges carrying about . . . Map (db m99357) HM
63Louisiana (St. Bernard Parish), St. Bernard — St. Malo
St. Malo was the first permanent Filipino settlement in the United States. In the first half of the 19th century, Filipino sailors established a village on the southern shore of Lake Borgne on a site previously settled by Native Americans and . . . Map (db m148873) HM
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