Batteries Two and Three Historical

Batteries Two and Three Historical (HM1TXB)

Location: Arabi, LA 70032 St. Bernard Parish
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Country: United States of America
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N 29° 56.467', W 89° 59.683'

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Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve

Sailors from the USS Carolina and Jean Lafitte's Baratarian pirates manned the cannons at Batteries 2 and 3. General Andrew Jackson had once described the Baratarians as "hellish banditti," but now their artillery experience was invaluable. Dominique Youx and Renato Beluche, allies of Jean Lafitte, led the Baratarians. There is no evidence that Jean Lafitte himself was at the battle. Batteries 2 and 3 were crucial in turning back the British attack along the river. To the left of these batteries were local militias: one made up of free men of color, the other of Irish immigrants and members of the French Creole elite.

This engraving from about 1850 shows American Major General Andrew Jackson behind the American lines; he spent the battle tot he right of Plauche's battalion near Battery Three.

Jean Lafitte's Baratarian pirates
Lacoste's Firt Free Colored Battalion
Plauche's Uniformed Battalion of Orleans Volunteers
USS Carolina sailors

Artillery, Battery 2
24-pound naval cannon

Artillery, Battery 3
Two 24-pound naval cannons
Placed ByNational Park Service - United States Department of the Interior
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Date Added Wednesday, August 24th, 2016 at 1:03pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16R E 210929 N 3316033
Decimal Degrees29.94111667, -89.99471667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 56.467', W 89° 59.683'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 56' 28.02" N, 89° 59' 40.98" W
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Area Code(s)504
Closest Postal AddressAt or near River Rd, Arabi LA 70032, US
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