Jean Laﬁtte National Historical Park and PreserveSailors 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.
|Placed By||National Park Service - United States Department of the Interior|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, August 24th, 2016 at 1:03pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16R E 210929 N 3316033|
|Decimal Degrees||29.94111667, -89.99471667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 29° 56.467', W 89° 59.683'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||29° 56' 28.02" N, 89° 59' 40.98" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near River Rd, Arabi LA 70032, US|
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