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chalmette national battlefield

chalmette national battlefield park is the site of the major battle of new orleans during the war of 1812. on december 24 th 1814 the treaty of ghent was signed by the americans and the british which ended the war of 1812. because of slow comunications at the time the word of the treaty was not received by the british forces in america until february 1915. on january 8 th 1815 the forces of sir alexander cochrane met the forces of andrew jackson at chalmette plantation on the bank of the mississippi river five miles southeast of the city of new orleans. the day long battle was a decisive amerian victory and was considered the most important american land victory of the war of 1812. general andrew jackson became a national hero in his defeat of the british and later was to be elected president of the united states.

for those interested in early american history this is a must see site when in the new orleans area. due to hurricane katrina in 2005 the park is still under repair. a new visitor center is under construction and small parts of the park are still closed to the public. there is a parking area at the entrance to the park and admission is free.

  • Last visit to Chalmette: May 2010
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