Jean Laﬁtte National Historical Park and PreserveAs 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 (Sutherland Highlanders) Regiment led by Lieutenant Colonel Robert Dale moved diagonally across the battlefield. It was a desperate maneuver, leaving the 93rd exposed to heavy fire. When confusion among the advancing British troops forced the 93rd to halt in front of the American line, cannonballs and grapeshot rained down, wounding Keane and killing over half the regiment's men, including Dale.
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|Placed By||National Park Service - United States Department of the Interior|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, August 24th, 2016 at 9:01am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16R E 211155 N 3315936|
|Decimal Degrees||29.94030000, -89.99235000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 29° 56.418', W 89° 59.541'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||29° 56' 25.08" N, 89° 59' 32.46" W|
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|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling West|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near Chalm Nat Park Scenic Rd, Chalmette LA 70043, US|
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