Battery One and Forward Redoubt Historical

Battery One and Forward Redoubt Historical (HM1TX9)

Location: Chalmette, LA 70043 St. Bernard Parish
Country: United States of America

N 29° 56.433', W 89° 59.7'

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Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve

Located where the levee now sits, Battery 1 and a redoubt anchored the river end of the American defenses. On January 6, 1815, construction began on the redoubt, an enclosed defensive structure in front of the rampart. On January 8this area and the partially finished redoubt were defended by U.S. regulars and Beale's Rifles, a militia unit made up of prominent citizens from New Orleans' uptown "American" sector who organized when the British threat arose. During the attack along the river, British troops captured the redoubt and stormed the rampart but were driven back.

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This lithograph from about 1890 is dramatic but not historically accurate, for example, the Mississippi River was not crowded with ships during the battle.

Troops
7th U.S. Infantry
Captain Thomas Beale's Company of New Orleans Rifles
U.S. Artillery Corps
U.S. Marines

Artillery
Two six-pond cannons
Two 12-pound cannons
Six-in howitzer
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HM NumberHM1TX9
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Placed ByNational Park Service - United States Department of the Interior
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, August 24th, 2016 at 1:03pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16R E 210900 N 3315971
Decimal Degrees29.94055000, -89.99500000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 56.433', W 89° 59.7'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 56' 25.98" N, 89° 59' 42" W
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Area Code(s)504
Closest Postal AddressAt or near River Rd, Chalmette LA 70043, US
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