Jean Laﬁtte National Historical Park and PreserveBritish plans for a three-pronged attack included capturing the river end of the American rampart. On the morning of January 8, British Major General John Keane sent advance troops with Colonel Robert Rennie along the river road to attack the redoubt. Meanwhile, British commander Sir Edward Pakenham ordered Keane to lead most of his force across the field to support the main attack by the swamp. Though Rennie's troops captured the redoubt, fierce American counterattacks pushed them back, inflicting heavy losses and killing Rennie. The Americans recaptured the redoubt, ending the attack along the river.
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|Placed By||National Park Service - United States Department of the Interior|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, August 24th, 2016 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16R E 210894 N 3315980|
|Decimal Degrees||29.94063333, -89.99506667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 29° 56.438', W 89° 59.704'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||29° 56' 26.28" N, 89° 59' 42.24" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near River Rd, Chalmette LA 70043, US|
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