Saturday, January 07, 2012

Andrew Jackson The Battle of New Orleans

Andrew Jackson The Battle of New Orleans January 8, 1815

Title: [The Battle of New Orleans] / Edward Percy Moran (1862 – 1935). Date Created / Published: c1910. Medium: 1 photomechanical print : halftone, color. Summary: Shows Andrew Jackson standing in front of American flag with sword raised.

Reproduction Number: LC-USZC2-3796 (color film copy slide) Call Number: LOT 10043. c-P&P

Notes: K17403 U.S. Copyright Office. Reproduction of painting by E. Percy Moran. Subjects: Jackson, Andrew,--1767-1845. United States--History--War of 1812--Campaigns & battles. New Orleans, Battle of, New Orleans, La., 1815

Format: Halftone photomechanical prints--Color--1910. Paintings--1910--Reproductions. Collections: Miscellaneous Items in High Demand.

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Andrew Jackson The Battle of New Orleans

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Battle of New Orleans.—In December, 1814, a powerful British fleet, carrying over ten thousand troops, approached New Orleans by way of Lake Borgne. It captured the small American naval force on the lake, after a desperate fight.

In the city of New Orleans was General Jackson, with a force of about six thousand men. He hastily built a parapet of earth and cotton-bales a few miles below the city, and planted his marksmen behind it.

On the 8th of January, 1815, the entire British anny, under Sir Edward Pakenham [pak'n-am], advanced to storm the intrenchments. It met a terrible repulse. Jackson won a great victory, killing and wounding two thousand of the British, with a loss of eight men killed and thirteen wounded. Pakenham was killed. This stunning blow caused the British to retreat to their ships, and New Orleans was safe.

TEXT CREDIT: Swinton's condensed United States: a condensed school history of the United States, constructed for definite results in recitation and containing a new method of topical reviews. Author: William Swinton. Edition revised. Publisher: Ivison, Blakeman, Taylor, 1871. Original from: Harvard University. Digitized: Mar 27, 2008. Length: 333 pages Subjects: History › United States › General History / United States / General.

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