The Chalmette Battlefield & National Historic Park marks the spot where the Battle Of New Orleans was fought between the British attackers and American Defenders. On January 14, 1815, Andrew Jackson led the American troops, including the pirate Jean Lafitte to victory. Unfortunately, it’s a battle that should’ve never been fought. Two weeks earlier a peace treaty was signed, but word never made it to the commanders on either side. The park tells the story of the battle with markers along the grounds. There’s also the Chalmette National Cemetery that holds the bodies of soldiers who fell during this battle, as well as the Civil War.