Jean Laﬁtte National Historical Park and PreserveWhen 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 the rampart farther into the cypress swamp. This new section was defended by Kentucky militia, General John Coffee's Tennessee militia, and Captain Pierre Jugeant leading a group of Choctaw Indians. On January 8 the British concentrated their main attack here. According to tradition, Lieutenant Samuel Spotts of the Artillery Corps gave the order at Battery 7 to fire the battle's first shot.
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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 1:02pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16R E 211185 N 3316513|
|Decimal Degrees||29.94550000, -89.99220000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 29° 56.73', W 89° 59.532'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||29° 56' 43.8" N, 89° 59' 31.92" W|
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|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling North|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near Chalm Nat Park Scenic Rd, Chalmette LA 70043, US|
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