The Battle of New Orleans Essay by JPWrite

The Battle of New Orleans
Examines the background, the battle and the aftermath of the 1815 conflict known as "The Battle of New Orleans".
# 65036 | 2,641 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2005 | US

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The Battle of New Orleans of the War of 1812 was fought on January 8, 1815, between about 6,000 American troops, mostly irregulars, under the command of the American general, Andrew Jackson, and a British force of about 7,500, commanded by the British general, Sir Edward Pakenham. This paper covers the background for the War of 1812 that enveloped New Orleans and the South and the preparation for the battle. It also looks at the battle itself and the aftermath.

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The Battle
After the Battle
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"The British were concentrating their forces along the Gulf. They had attempted an amphibious landing in Mobile Bay, with the intention of destroying the city of Mobile, and then advancing on New Orleans. Andrew Jackson, in command of the American irregulars in the South repulsed the British. "Not only did he successfully defend the entrance to Mobile Bay against a powerful amphibious expedition sent by the British to capture and destroy Mobile, but his men had blown the enemy flagship out of the water and repulsed the King's forces, inflicting 232 casualties." After that, Jackson, defying the orders of the Secretary of War, James Monroe, decided to march East to Pensacola where he defeated the British again."

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