Roads and Ditches Historical

Roads and Ditches Historical (HM1TXE)

Location: Chalmette, LA 70043 St. Bernard Parish
Country: United States of America

N 29° 56.4', W 89° 59.367'

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Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve

The battle took place on agricultural fields crisscrossed by drainage and irrigation ditches. British commander Sir Edward Pakenham probably launched his main attack from behind the cover of the First Ditch. Some troops advanced and later withdrew along the Center Road, a narrow dirt track that cut across the field toward the American rampart. The heaviest fighting was near the cypress swamp and the Double Ditch along its edge. After the battle, the First Ditch became the line of truce where the armies met for formal communications and to arrange burials. Traces of the road and ditches are still visible today.

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This drawing from 1844 portrays a battle's aftermath, when troops from both sides assisted the wounded.
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HM NumberHM1TXE
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Placed ByNational Park Service - United States Department of the Interior
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Date Added Wednesday, August 24th, 2016 at 1:04pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16R E 211435 N 3315896
Decimal Degrees29.94000000, -89.98945000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 56.4', W 89° 59.367'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 56' 24" N, 89° 59' 22.02" W
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Area Code(s)504
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Chalm Nat Park Scenic Rd, Chalmette LA 70043, US
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