Chalmet Plantation Historical

Chalmet Plantation Historical (HM1TXC)

Location: Arabi, LA 70032 St. Bernard Parish
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Country: United States of America
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N 29° 56.467', W 89° 59.683'

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Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve

In June 1813 Ignace Delino de Chalmet purchased a sugar plantation that began at Rodriguez Canal and extended along the river for about a mile. The property was typical of may plantations and included 25 slaves, a great house, and outbuildings. To prevent British forces from using the site,American troops packed the main house with gunpowder and started a fire that destroyed most of the property. Although de Chalmet died a little more than a month after the battle, his name became forever attached to the battlefield and the surrounding community.

Jean Hyacinthe Laclotte served the Americans as an engineer during the New Orleans campaign. The ruins of the Chalmet plantation are visible in his circa 1840 painting.

Lacarriere Latour, the principal American engineer during the New Orleans campaign, produced maps for his 1816 historical memoir that show topography, property lines, and troop movements.
Placed ByNational Park Service - United States Department of the Interior
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Date Added Wednesday, August 24th, 2016 at 1:03pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16R E 210929 N 3316033
Decimal Degrees29.94111667, -89.99471667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 56.467', W 89° 59.683'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 56' 28.02" N, 89° 59' 40.98" W
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Area Code(s)504
Closest Postal AddressAt or near River Rd, Arabi LA 70032, US
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