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Battle of New Orleans

January 10, 2014 Leave a comment

The Battle of New Orleans took place on January 8, 1815 and was the final major battle of the War of 182.  American forces, commanded by Andrew Jackson, fought and defeated an invading British Army.  The British intent was to re-capture the city of New Orleans and the large lands acquired by the Louisiana Purchase.  The Battle of New Orleans is considered to be one of the greatest American land victory of the war.

The National Park Service hosts an annual Re-enactment on the anniversary of the battle.  There are gun and cannon demonstration, and many people dressed i  period costumes.  It was an interesting display, and we enjoyed the visit.

Tending the cooking fires

Tending the cooking fires

British headgear

British headgear

The militia arrives

The militia arrives

Looking over the battle field

Looking over the battle field

Cannon fire

Cannon fire

Rifle fire

Rifle fire

Local volunteer

Local volunteer

Colored participants were important contributors

Colored participants were important contributors

A display of rank

A display of rank

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