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Last battle against Britain

The iconic view of New Orleans includes the dramatic statue of Andrew Jackson on a rearing horse, the St. Louis Cathedral rising in the background. The statue commands  the surrounding park, Jackson Square, named for the man who became a hero two hundred years ago this month. 825 more words

19th Century

Steven McKenzie: Scottish soldier's diary tells of horror at New Orleans

BBC NEWS Highlands and Islands: Earlier this month, the BBC Scotland news website told of a Scottish regiment’s “forgotten battle” fought on US soil 200 years ago. 57 more words

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ELVIS PRESLEY AS GENERAL ANDREW JACKSON IN ROCK'N'ROLL VS THE REDCOATS

January 8th of each year always represents the general rift that separates American pop culture from alleged “high culture”. On the one hand it’s Elvis Presley’s birthday. 698 more words

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In 1814 We Took A Little Trip....

Yesterday, my buddy Jeff Gill and I took a little trip down to the Chalmette National Battlefield for the celebration of the Bicentennial of the Battle of New Orleans.  3,271 more words

The Battle of New Orleans

“You, gentlemen and ladies fair, that grace this famous city,

Come listen, if you’ve time to spare, while I rehearse this ditty.

And for the opportunity, consider yourself lucky…

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History

6 Myths About the Battle of New Orleans

History.com: Outside New Orleans on January 8, 1815, a badly outnumbered, motley collection of regular soldiers, backcountry riflemen and lawless pirates led by Major General Andrew Jackson scored a lopsided victory against the mighty British army. 522 more words

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