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Chalmette in St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

Rodriguez Canal

 
 
Rodriguez Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: War of 1812Waterways & Vessels. A significant historical date for this entry is January 8, 1935.
 
Location. This marker has been replaced by another marker nearby. 29° 56.507′ N, 89° 59.643′ W. Marker is in Chalmette, Louisiana, in St. Bernard Parish. Marker can be reached from Battlefield Road. Marker is located on battlefield path. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Chalmette LA 70043, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. A different marker also named Rodriguez Canal (a few steps from this marker); Batteries 2 and 3 (within
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shouting distance of this marker); 7th U.S. Infantry - 44th U.S. Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); U.S. Marines (within shouting distance of this marker); Chalmette Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Choctaw Nation (within shouting distance of this marker); Rodriguez Plantation and Macarty House (within shouting distance of this marker); U.S. Navy (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map 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
 
Rodriguez Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bryan Olson, May 2007
2. Rodriguez Canal Marker
Rodriguez Canal looking North image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bryan Olson, May 2007
3. Rodriguez Canal looking North
Rodriguez Canal looking South image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bryan Olson, May 2007
4. Rodriguez Canal looking South
Some of the local wildlife in the Rodriguez Canal image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bryan Olson, May 2007
5. Some of the local wildlife in the Rodriguez Canal
Remains of the Rodriguez’s Canal 1861 image. 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 was last revised on March 19, 2017. It was originally submitted on March 15, 2008, by Bryan Olson of Syracuse, New York. This page has been viewed 4,843 times since then and 22 times this year. 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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