Field Trips at Chalmette Battlefield
At Chalmette Battlefield and National Cemetery in Chalmette, students can learn the story of the War of 1812 and find out why the Battle of New Orleans made the United States a true power on the world stage. Call 504-281-0510 for more information and reservations.
Did You Know?
Two volunteer battalions of free men of color fought in the Battle of New Orleans in 1815. These men were the first black American troops to receive pay, equipment, pensions, and bounty land grants equal to that of their white counterparts.