Tuesday, June 12, 2012

The Battle of New Orleans

Andrew Jackson lead to victory one of the most diverse and motley assortments of American troops ever put together.
  • The regular army's 7th and 44th infantry regiments
  • Militia units from Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi and Louisiana 
  • Two Battalions drawn from the free black population of New Orleans
  • Chocotaw Indians
  • Pirates under the command of Jean Lafitte
For further reading:
Spirit of New Orleans 
Road to New Orleans
Afro-Creoles in the Battle of New Orleans

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