"The Battle of Chalmette" Chalmette by grandmaR
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We arrived on the Creole Queen, a paddlewheel boat, to tour the battlefield. We had a talk by the park ranger which was excellent (and free) but we didn't have much time there because we had to leave to get back to New Orleans.
The National Park Service Chalmette Battlefield and National Cemetery preserves the site of the January 8, 1815, Battle of New Orleans. The significance of the site is that it was a decisive American victory over the British at the end of the War of 1812.
- In a nutshell:Site of the Battle of New Orleans
The Malus-Beauregard House (c.1833) was built after the battle, so it isn't part of the story. But there is a gift shop... more travel advice
On January 8, 1815, the guns positioned here fired at British counter batteries located almost 1/2 mile from here.... more travel advice
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