The 93rd Oblique Historical

The 93rd Oblique Historical (HM1TWX)

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

N 29° 56.418', W 89° 59.541'

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Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve

As the main attack on the swamp end of the American line began to falter, British commander Sir Edward Pakenham ordered Major General John Keane to redirect British forces from the river road assault to help. Nearly a thousand soldiers of the 93rd (Sutherland Highlanders) Regiment led by Lieutenant Colonel Robert Dale moved diagonally across the battlefield. It was a desperate maneuver, leaving the 93rd exposed to heavy fire. When confusion among the advancing British troops forced the 93rd to halt in front of the American line, cannonballs and grapeshot rained down, wounding Keane and killing over half the regiment's men, including Dale.

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Although nearly every detail in this 1910 E. Percy Moran painting is historically inaccurate, it does dramatize the courage and discipline required for the 93rd's obliques (diagonal) march across the battlefield.
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HM NumberHM1TWX
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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 9:01am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16R E 211155 N 3315936
Decimal Degrees29.94030000, -89.99235000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 56.418', W 89° 59.541'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 56' 25.08" N, 89° 59' 32.46" W
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Area Code(s)504
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Chalm Nat Park Scenic Rd, Chalmette LA 70043, US
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