Jean Laﬁtte National Historical Park and PreserveIn June 1813 Ignace Delino de Chalmet purchased a sugar plantation that began at Rodriguez Canal and extended along the river for about a mile. The property was typical of may plantations and included 25 slaves, a great house, and outbuildings. To prevent British forces from using the site,American troops packed the main house with gunpowder and started a fire that destroyed most of the property. Although de Chalmet died a little more than a month after the battle, his name became forever attached to the battlefield and the surrounding community.
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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 1:03pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16R E 210929 N 3316033|
|Decimal Degrees||29.94111667, -89.99471667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 29° 56.467', W 89° 59.683'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||29° 56' 28.02" N, 89° 59' 40.98" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near River Rd, Arabi LA 70032, US|
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