Jean Laﬁtte National Historical Park and PreserveThe Rodriguez and Macarty plantations served as the American camp during the Battle of New Orleans. Major General Andrew Jackson used the upper floors of the Macarty house as his headquarters and observation post, allowing him to monitor British movements and relay orders to his forces. The American rampart was built on the neighboring Rodriguez plantation. The Rodriguez house served as quarters and an artillery observation post. Both properties suffered heavy damage, partially from artillery fire but primarily because the Americans cleared vegetation to set up camp and used wood from fences and buildings to construct defenses.
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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 9:01am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16R E 210995 N 3316105|
|Decimal Degrees||29.94178333, -89.99405000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 29° 56.507', W 89° 59.643'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||29° 56' 30.42" N, 89° 59' 38.58" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near Chalm Nat Park Scenic Rd, Chalmette LA 70043, US|
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