Jean Laﬁtte National Historical Park and PreserveThe 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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|Placed By||National Park Service - United States Department of the Interior|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, August 24th, 2016 at 1:04pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16R E 211435 N 3315896|
|Decimal Degrees||29.94000000, -89.98945000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 29° 56.4', W 89° 59.367'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||29° 56' 24" N, 89° 59' 22.02" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near Chalm Nat Park Scenic Rd, Chalmette LA 70043, US|
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