Jean Laﬁtte National Historical Park and PreserveLocated where the levee now sits, Battery 1 and a redoubt anchored the river end of the American defenses. On January 6, 1815, construction began on the redoubt, an enclosed defensive structure in front of the rampart. On January 8this area and the partially finished redoubt were defended by U.S. regulars and Beale's Rifles, a militia unit made up of prominent citizens from New Orleans' uptown "American" sector who organized when the British threat arose. During the attack along the river, British troops captured the redoubt and stormed the rampart but were driven back.
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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 210900 N 3315971|
|Decimal Degrees||29.94055000, -89.99500000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 29° 56.433', W 89° 59.7'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||29° 56' 25.98" N, 89° 59' 42" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near River Rd, Chalmette LA 70043, US|
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