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Chalmette in St. 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 St. 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. (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.
 
Rodriguez Canal Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bryan Olson, May 2007
2. Rodriguez Canal Marker
 

 
Additional keywords. Battle of New Orleans, Chalmette Battlefield
 
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 March 15, 2008, by Bryan Olson of Syracuse, New York. This page has been viewed 2,657 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on March 15, 2008, by Bryan Olson of Syracuse, New York.   6. submitted on March 16, 2008, by Bryan Olson of Syracuse, New York. • Christopher Busta-Peck was the editor who published this page.
 
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