Battery Four Historical

Battery Four Historical (HM1TX2)

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

N 29° 56.582', W 89° 59.618'

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Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve

Battery 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.

This engraving from about 1892 shows the diversity of Jackson's troops though the rampart is inaccurately drawn as a curving wall of cotton bales.

14th U.S. Infantry
Daquin's Second Free Colored Battalion
Lacoste's First Free Colored Battalion
USS Carolina sailors

Artillery, Battery 2
32-pound naval cannon
HM NumberHM1TX2
Placed ByNational Park Service - United States Department of the Interior
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Date Added Wednesday, August 24th, 2016 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16R E 211039 N 3316243
Decimal Degrees29.94303333, -89.99363333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 56.582', W 89° 59.618'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 56' 34.92" N, 89° 59' 37.08" W
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Area Code(s)504
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Chalm Nat Park Scenic Rd, Chalmette LA 70043, US
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