Battery 4

Battery 4 (HM3PC)

Location: Chalmette, LA 70043 St Bernard Parish
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Country: United States of America
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N 29° 56.579', W 89° 59.623'

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The largest artillery piece on the battlefield was a 32-pounder commanded by Navy Lt. John Crawley and served by 24 men from the U.S.S. Carolina. It was removed from the Carolina in early December and was in action here during the January 1, 1815 artillery duel. Struck by British artillery fire, the cannon was quickly repaired and ready for action on January 8. This gun, firing grapeshot and landiage (scrap metal), tore gaping holes in the 93rd Highlanders as they moved across the field.

Left of this battery was Major Daquin's Battalion of Free Men of Color and to the right was Major Lacoste's Battalion of Free Men of Color. These men impatiently waited to join the fight, but their muskets did not have range to engage the British.
HM NumberHM3PC
Placed ByNational Park Service
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Date Added Sunday, September 7th, 2014 at 4:26am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16R E 211031 N 3316237
Decimal Degrees29.94298333, -89.99371667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 56.579', W 89° 59.623'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 56' 34.74" N, 89° 59' 37.38" W
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Area Code(s)504
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5901-5999 Chalm Nat Park Scenic Rd, Chalmette LA 70043, US
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