Jean Laﬁtte National Historical Park and PreserveTo support their attacks, the British built several artillery batteries, shown in red on the map. The largest was the Advanced Battery with 10 cannons behind a low rampart of earth filled sugar casks and rammed earth. Built near the center of what is now the cemetery, it suffered heavy damage during the January 1 artillery duel and was abandoned. Two batteries held Congreve rockets. The rockets were designed to shower shrapnel and explosives down on enemy troops when fired overhead, but they were difficult to aim so were mostly ineffective. The Forward Battery became a redoubt, a defensive structure to protect sentries.
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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 1:04pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16R E 211193 N 3315902|
|Decimal Degrees||29.94000000, -89.99195000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 29° 56.4', W 89° 59.517'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||29° 56' 24" N, 89° 59' 31.02" 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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