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Lieutenant Charles Grisdale and the Battle of New Orleans

On 12 December 1814 a British fleet was anchored off Cat Island in the Mississippi Sound. It was there to prepare for an attack on New Orleans. 925 more words


Flipping America the Bird, British Style

Apparently, if you’re a British diplomat serving in the United States and feeling a bit overshadowed by your bigger and better ally, you simply bake a creepy cake celebrating the destruction of your hated friend’s capitol building and then tweet a commemorative photograph of this governmental goodie to all and sundry.  755 more words


Military History Monday: The Battle of Horseshoe Bend

The Creek War of 1813-1814 broke out in the middle of what some historians call the “Second Revolutionary War,” or the War of 1812.  Although the Creek War was ultimately won by the Americans, it started out as a civil war among rival Creek factions.  660 more words

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