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About 2 miles east on State Route 39, the ruins of the De La Ronde mansion stand in the center of the divided highway. Between the ruins and the Mississippi River is a magnificent avenue of moss-grown live oaks. Near this site the Americans formed for the night attack on December 23. The British camped here later in the campaign.

An oil refinery is now on the site of the Villeré plantation, the British headquarters, about 1-1/2 miles east of the De La Ronde Oaks. The Night Battle of December 23 was fought over much of the ground between these two places.

The exhibit on the Battle of New Orleans in the Cabildo of the Louisiana State Museum on Jackson Square should also be seen.


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