Battle of Lake Borgne Historical

Battle of Lake Borgne Historical (HM1VIA)

Location: Saint Bernard, LA 70085 St. Bernard Parish
Country: United States of America

N 29° 51.304', W 89° 40.701'

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December 14, 1814 - desperate delaying action by a small squadron of five American gunboats, a tender, and one dispatch boat under the command of Lt. Thomas ap Catesby Jones. Facing them was a large flotilla of armed British barges carrying about 1,200 troops to begin invasion of New Orleans. With no wind, both sides rowed for position. The British overwhelmed the Americans and won the battle, but Jones bought Andrew Jackson valuable time.
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Placed ByCitizens of St. Bernard Parish
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, November 4th, 2016 at 5:02pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16R E 241256 N 3305737
Decimal Degrees29.85506667, -89.67835000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 51.304', W 89° 40.701'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 51' 18.24" N, 89° 40' 42.06" W
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Area Code(s)504
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1320 LA-46, Saint Bernard LA 70085, US
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