Rodriguez Plantation and Macarty House Historical

Rodriguez Plantation and Macarty House Historical (HM1TWW)

Location: Chalmette, LA 70043 St. Bernard Parish
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Country: United States of America
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N 29° 56.507', W 89° 59.643'

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Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve

The 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.

Jean Hyacinthe Laclotte served on the American side of at the battle. In this detail from his famous circa 1840 painting, the Rodriguez house is surrounded by American tents; the Macarty house and its formal gardens are nearby.

Benson Lossing's Pictorial Field Book of the War of 1812 shows the Macarty house in 1861.
Placed ByNational Park Service - United States Department of the Interior
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Date Added Wednesday, August 24th, 2016 at 9:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16R E 210995 N 3316105
Decimal Degrees29.94178333, -89.99405000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 56.507', W 89° 59.643'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 56' 30.42" N, 89° 59' 38.58" W
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Area Code(s)504
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Chalm Nat Park Scenic Rd, Chalmette LA 70043, US
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