Jean Laﬁtte National Historical Park and PreserveAt 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 to perform poorly. Yet it was Packenham's force that fared badly Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Mullins sent the 44th to the wrong location to pick up the ladders and fascines needed to cross the canal and scale the rampart. When the British reached the American rampart, they had no way to advance and were impeded by the disorganized 44th. Under heavy American fire, the attack disintegrated into chaos.
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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 211450 N 3316374|
|Decimal Degrees||29.94431667, -89.98941667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 29° 56.659', W 89° 59.365'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||29° 56' 39.54" N, 89° 59' 21.9" W|
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|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling East|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near Chalm Nat Park Scenic Rd, Chalmette LA 70043, US|
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