5353 Paris Rd., Chalmette, Louisiana, 70043, United States
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Chalmette Monument - Under Construction
The cornerstone of this shaft honoring the American victory at New Orleans was laid in January 1840, within days after Andrew Jackson visited the field on the 25th anniversary of the battle. Not until 1855, however, did the State of Louisiana begin actual construction. The monument was completed in 1908, a year after it was ceded to the United States.
The British are Coming?
No that's the wrong war.
But this picture was taken looking in the direction of the British lines.
The flat, marshy battleground in Chalmette hampered British efforts to march in European formation.
Batteries 2 and 3
On January 8, 1815, the guns positioned here fired at British counter batteries located almost 1/2 mile from here. During the battle, these guns caused heavy casualties as the British advanced along the levee road.
The troops attacking to the right of this position numbered about 1200 men commanded by Colonel Robert Rennie of the 93rd Regiment. To the left were 355 men of Major Jean Baptiest Plauche's Battalion of Uniformed Companies and 282 members of Major Lacoste's Battalion of Free Men of Color.
Located between here and Battery I were 440 men of the 7th Infantry.
"chalmette national battlefield"
chalmette national battlefield park is the site of the major battle of new orleans during the war of 1812. on december 24 th 1814 the treaty of ghent was signed by the americans and the british which ended the war of 1812. because of slow comunications at the time the word of the treaty was not received by the british forces in america until february 1915. on january 8 th 1815 the forces of sir alexander cochrane met the forces of andrew jackson at chalmette plantation on the bank of the mississippi river five miles southeast of the city of new orleans. the day long battle was a decisive amerian victory and was considered the most important american land victory of the war of 1812. general andrew jackson became a national hero in his defeat of the british and later was to be elected president of the united states.
for those interested in early american history this is a must see site when in the new orleans area. due to hurricane katrina in 2005 the park is still under repair. a new visitor center is under construction and small parts of the park are still closed to the public. there is a parking area at the entrance to the park and admission is free.
The Battle of Chalmette
We arrived on the Creole Queen, a paddlewheel boat, to tour the battlefield. We had a talk by the park ranger which was excellent (and free) but we didn't have much time there because we had to leave to get back to New Orleans.
The National Park Service Chalmette Battlefield and National Cemetery preserves the site of the January 8, 1815, Battle of New Orleans. The significance of the site is that it was a decisive American victory over the British at the end of the War of 1812.
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Address: 5353 Paris Rd., Chalmette, Louisiana, 70043, United States