The Battle Ends

The Battle Ends (HM3OP)

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

N 29° 56.651', W 89° 59.355'

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Seeing the massive disorder in Major General Gibbs' column, Major General Pakenham rode forward. While attempting to rally his troops and get the stalled attack underway, Pakenham was mortally wounded a few yards from this site.

Major General Keane, commanding the British near the river; sent the 93rd Highlanders to lead a second assault. They crossed the field, moving towards Gibbs' troops on the British right.This regiment was decimated with grapeshot and musket fire. A few men reached the rampart, but found no fascines or ladders or help. They were quickly killed or captured. When their commander, Colonel Dale, was killed, the advance of the 93rd failed and the remaining troops retreated in disarray. Their withdrawal threw the rest of the British army into confusion and the men loss all sense of formation, retreating in terror and panic.

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HM NumberHM3OP
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Placed ByNational Park Service
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, October 6th, 2014 at 4:40am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16R E 211466 N 3316359
Decimal Degrees29.94418333, -89.98925000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 56.651', W 89° 59.355'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 56' 39.06" N, 89° 59' 21.30" W
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Area Code(s)504
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2034-2098 Chalm Nat Park Scenic Rd, Chalmette LA 70043, US
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