“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Chalmette in Saint Bernard Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)

Rodriguez Canal

Rodriguez Canal Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bryan Olson, May 2007
1. Rodriguez Canal Marker
Inscription. This depression is the trace of an early mill race that divided the Chalmette and Macarty plantations, by the time of the Battle of New Orleans it was no longer in use and its banks had fallen in. Jackson’s men built their mud rampart behind the canal. Partly filled with water, it added to the strength of the American line. This is the only man-made feature dating back to the battle of January 8, 1815.
Erected by National Park Service.
Location. 29° 56.507′ N, 89° 59.643′ W. Marker is in Chalmette, Louisiana, in Saint Bernard Parish. Marker can be reached from Battlefield Road. Click for map. Marker is located on battlefield path. Marker is in this post office area: Chalmette LA 70043, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Batteries 2 and 3 (within shouting distance of this marker); Chalmette Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Redoubt and Battery 1 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Battle on the West Bank (about 300 feet away); Battery 4 (about 500 feet away); In Memory of Major Samuel Spotts U.S.A.
Rodriguez Canal Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bryan Olson, May 2007
2. Rodriguez Canal Marker
(about 500 feet away); British Strategy (about 700 feet away); Batteries 5 and 6 (approx. ¼ mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Chalmette.
Additional keywords. Battle of New Orleans, Chalmette Battlefield
Categories. War of 1812Waterways & Vessels
Rodriguez Canal looking North Photo, Click for full size
By Bryan Olson, May 2007
3. Rodriguez Canal looking North
Rodriguez Canal looking South Photo, Click for full size
By Bryan Olson, May 2007
4. Rodriguez Canal looking South
Some of the local wildlife in the Rodriguez Canal Photo, Click for full size
By Bryan Olson, May 2007
5. Some of the local wildlife in the Rodriguez Canal
Remains of the Rodriguez’s Canal 1861 Photo, Click for full size
Pictorial Field-book Of The War Of 1812 (Benson J. Lossing)
6. Remains of the Rodriguez’s Canal 1861
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bryan Olson of Syracuse, New York. This page has been viewed 3,087 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Bryan Olson of Syracuse, New York.   6. submitted on , by Bryan Olson of Syracuse, New York. • Christopher Busta-Peck was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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