Jean Laﬁtte National Historical Park and PreserveBattery 4 boasted the rampart's largest gun, a 32-pound naval cannon manned by sailors from the USS Carolina, which had been sunk by British fire on December 27, 1814. During the Battle of New Orleans, the big gun tore gaping holes in the ranks of the advancing 93rd (Sutherland Highlanders) Regiment of Foot. To the left, the American line was defended by the 44th U.S. Infantry and by militia from Daquin's Second Free Colored Battalion, men who had emigrated from Saint-Domingue because of the Haitian Revolution. the First Free Colored Battalion, positioned to the right, was descended from the city's colonial Spanish colored militias.
|Placed By||National Park Service - United States Department of the Interior|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, August 24th, 2016 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16R E 211039 N 3316243|
|Decimal Degrees||29.94303333, -89.99363333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 29° 56.582', W 89° 59.618'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||29° 56' 34.92" N, 89° 59' 37.08" W|
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|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling North|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near Chalm Nat Park Scenic Rd, Chalmette LA 70043, US|
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