Battle of New Orleans

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    Jacksons energy got results, and timely reinforcorcements from Kentucky and Tennessee brought his avaiable forces to a little over 5,000. After several minor attacks in December, the British launched theur grand assault at dawn of January 8, 1815.

    It was a foolhardy attempt - an attack in close columns against earthworths defended by artillery and firlfemen whose aim was known to be deadly.

    The assault t ended in a terrible defeat for the British.

    The British lost their three highest -ranking officers, some 2,000 other casualties, and the city of New Orleans. Jacksons loseses were just 13 killed.
     
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    They ran through the brears and they ran through the brambles
    They ran through the bushes where a rabbit wouldn't go
    They ran so fast that the hounds couldn't catch them
    Down the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico.....Johnny Horton
     
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    Paled in comparison to the Battle of NO after Katrina
     
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    Andrew Jackson is my favorite president.

    He shut down what is known today as the Federal Reserve. :cool:
     
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    Brits left with tail-between -legs

    Didnt mess with us again............................
     
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    The war was over before the battle, therefore it was an inconsequential influance over the British not "messing with us again." If anything, the war tought the Americans, who unsuccessfully invaded Canada, and burnt their parliment, and had Washington burnt in retaliation, not to mess with the British.

    Overwhelming British Naval superiority also destroyed American commerce during the war. Northern states would call it "Madison's War" in their press.

    The Americans didn't defeat the British as much as Napoleon wore them down: After the defeat of Napoleon, there was no need to press "American Sailors" (often British deserters). Regardless, the Army still had their orders, and sent regiments from the European theatre to the American theatre landing south of NO where they were defeated.

    I've actually visited the battlefield: Surprisingly small space.
     
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    I grew up in Oklahoma around alot of Indians.

    They hate Andrew Jackson.

    It's that "Trail of Tears" thing.

    Anyway, they refuse to carry a $20 bill on them because it has Andrew Jacksons picture on it.

    When they are at a store and someone hands them a $20 in change.

    They will hand it back and ask for a couple of $10's :cool:
     
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