Jean Laﬁtte National Historical Park and PreserveBuilt as a mill race that provided water to power a sawmill, by 1815 the Rodriguez Canal had long been abandoned. With its collapsed banks and grass-covered bottom, the canal resembled a ditch more than a waterway, but it provided a perfect defensive position for Major General Andrew Jackson's men. American troops and slaves from area plantations dug out the canal and used its soil to build a rampart stretching from the Mississippi River to the cypress swamp. When the rampart was completed and the canal filled with water, it formed an imposing line of defense.
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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 9:02am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16R E 210978 N 3316102|
|Decimal Degrees||29.94175000, -89.99423333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 29° 56.505', W 89° 59.654'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||29° 56' 30.3" N, 89° 59' 39.24" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near Chalm Nat Park Scenic Rd, Chalmette LA 70043, US|
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