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THIS WEEK in the War of 1812 (November 9-November 15, 1814)

Objective: New Orleans

After driving the British out of Pensacola in Spanish Florida (Nov. 7-8), Major General Andrew Jackson heads back to Mobile, in what is now Alabama, but in 1814 it was part of the Territory of Mississippi or Spanish West Florida — depending on who you talked to. 190 more words

National Security And Defense

200th Anniversary of the Battle for New Orleans

200th Anniversary of the Battle of New Orleans

By Mary Ann Wegmann, Louisiana State Museum, and the University of New Orleans History Department; Associate Editor & Media Editor: Jessica Anne Dauterive; military history research assistance: Rhett Breerwood … 581 more words

New Orleans

There is Always Someone Who Doesn't Get the Word

There is a fear in wartime of the lack of effective communications. News can be very important if received in a timely manner.

By the autumn of 1814 the British Mid-Atlantic Fleet sailed south for warmer winter waters and their next big target. 478 more words

Sam Smith