The Battle of New Orleans took place on January 8, 1815 and was the final major battle of the War of 1812. American forces, commanded by Major General Andrew Jackson, defeated an invading British Army intent on seizing New Orleans and the vast territory the United States had acquired with the Louisiana Purchase.
Historic Marker, site of the Battle of New Orleans. Site of hospital, Jumonville de Villiers Plantation. When authenticity and native levity matter. The Creoles, Americans, Pirates, and the Battle for New Orleans anticipates the 200th Anniversary of the last great battle of the War of 1812. Thursdays and by appointment. Good choice for the history buff. Departs Little Vic's 719 Toulouse Street, Thursdays. Reservations required. Visit important sites in the French Quarter and the St. Louis…
Cruiser USS New Orleans arrives under her own power in Tulagi, Dec 1942. Her missing bow was the result of Japanese torpedoes that caused the explosion of a magazine Number One. Miraculously, the ship survived but with 180 of her crew killed in the explosion.
Weeks before his stunning victory at the battle of New Orleans , General Andrew Jackson decided to attack the camp of the approaching British vanguard. On the night of Dec 23, 1814 Jackson lead a three pronged assault in the evening fog . Jackson allegedly exclaimed , "By the Eternal they shall not sleep on our soil." A vicious hand to hand night battle ensued in the open fields and woods , part of which involved a flanking attack by Coffee's Tennessee Militia which is depicted here.