December 28, This day during the War of 1812

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December 28, 1814 – Battle of Rodriquez Canal After the battle of Villere Canal, Gen. Andrew Jackson drew his thin force back 2 miles, sent word into New Orleans that anyone found on the streets without a pass would be arrested, and consulted his engineers. The engineers began to erect on the Macarte plantation an earthwork 30 yards wide behind the Rodriguez Canal, which was 4 feet deep and 20 feet wide. Because of Maj. Gen. John Keane’s decision to halt his British force, Jackson had time to make his earthworks stronger. Slaves, citizen soldiers, and regulars labored side by side with pick and shovel. Meanwhile, the British could not get any rest because of American snipers in the area. Guards at outposts were safe in European warfare, but not knowing that kind of convention, the American sharpshooters picked off everyone that they could see. About this time, Jackson attempted…

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