The Battle of New Orleans: A Bicentennial Tribute

The Battle of New Orleans:  A Bicentennial Tribute

The War of 1812 is frequently known as the Second War of Independence. The war proved to American citizens that they could hold their ground on land and sea against the combined British, Native American, and British Canadian forces. In preparation for the attack on New Orleans, Andrew Jackson arrived to build defenses and lead the disparate defenders: 4,700 men, including 462 free men of color, 52 Choctaw warriors, and the forces of notorious pirate and smuggler Jean Lafitte. The decisive victory in the Battle of New Orleans proved to the American people that the United States was military power with which to be reckoned.

This collection of definitive histories of the Battle of New Orleans covers its every facet. Presented in conjunction with the Louisiana Landmarks Society, it presents works on the role of sea power in the battle, British Major-General Sir Edward M. Pakenham, the invasion and defense of Louisiana, the lifesaving intervention of the Tennessee militia, plantation homes on the battlefield, engagements on the West Bank of the Mississippi, African-American soldiers, weaponry, and the atmosphere and daily sights of New Orleans during that time.

The Louisiana Landmarks Society is dedicated to saving and preserving the history and architectural originality of New Orleans. By advocating historic preservation, publishing books about local landmarks, and hosting public programs, the Louisiana Landmarks Society conserves the rich history of the state.

Gary Joiner, Editor

Pelican Publishing 2015 ISBN: 9781455620890

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