Jean Laﬁtte National Historical Park and PreserveAs 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 again, this time mortally wounded. Second-in-command Major General Sir Samuel Gibbs was also killed; third-in-command Major General John Keane was severely wounded. Although some British soldiers advanced as far as the canal and rampart, the relentless American fire killed hundreds. To continue fighting was futile. The battle for New Orleans was over.
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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 211455 N 3316370|
|Decimal Degrees||29.94428333, -89.98936667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 29° 56.657', W 89° 59.362'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||29° 56' 39.42" N, 89° 59' 21.72" 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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