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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. This marker has been replaced by another marker nearby. It was located near 29° 56.507′ N, 89° 59.643′ W. Marker was in Chalmette, Louisiana, in Saint Bernard Parish. Marker could be reached from Battlefield Road. Click for map. Marker is located on battlefield path. Marker was 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 location. Rodriguez Plantation and Macarty House (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Rodriguez Canal (a few steps from this marker); Chalmette Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Chalmette Monument (within shouting distance
Rodriguez Canal Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bryan Olson, May 2007
2. Rodriguez Canal Marker
of this marker); Redoubt and Battery 1 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Chalmet Plantation (about 300 feet away); Batteries Two and Three (about 300 feet away); The Battle on the West Bank (about 300 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Chalmette.
 
More about this marker. This marker was replaced by a new one also named Rodriguez Canal (see nearby markers).
 
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 3,144 times since then and 193 times this year. 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 August 24, 2016.
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