The New Orleans War

By: Elizabeth

Battle of New Orleans

It mostly happened at Lake Borgne.

This battle was the final major battle of the war of 1812. The battle took place in southeastern Louisiana on Jan. 8, 1815.By December 12, 1814, a large British fleet under the command of Sir Alexander Cochrane. It had  more than 8,000 soldiers and sailors aboard, had anchored in the Gulf of Mexico to the east of Lake Pontchartrain and Lake Borgne. The Union won and the British lost. In the battle of Gettysburg Major General John Fulton Reynolds died. It was called "The Great Fall of Reynolds. "The 8th of January" became a traditional American fiddle tune the melody of which was used by Jimmie Driftwood to write the song "The Battle of New Orleans", which in a lighthearted tone details the battle from the perspective of an American volunteer fighting alongside Andrew Jackson. From December 25, 1814 to January 26, 1815, British casualties during the Louisiana Campaign, apart from the assault on January 8, were 49 killed, 87 wounded and 4 missing.

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