Battle of New Orleans
Battle of New Orleans History, Living History and Reenactment.
View Image - Battle of New Orleans (full canvas) by 1815 artist Hyacinthe de Laclotte. Note how the American guns at left outnumber those of the British at tar right, while the Redcoat infantry at lower right bring up the delayed ladders and fascines to scale the American works. (New Orleans Museum of Art)
View Image - How both sides looked to American artist Herbert Morton Snoops in Battle of New Orleans. First, the British - or Scots, actually - wore plaid trousers, not kilts, as shown in the Cecil B. DeMiIIe 1958 film 77?e Buccaneer, and Gen. Jackson (right) most likely didn't stand straight up in the midst of the Redcoat attack. Most interesting, however, is the artist's depiction of the defenders, from left to right, Kentucky long rifle frontiersmen, American Army regulars, and Jean ...
The de la Ronde plantation, constructed in 1805 - Maj. Gen. Sir Edward Pakenham, leader of the British forces, died here from wounds received in the battle. The date of this photo is unknown, but it was taken by New Orleans photographer, George Francois Mugnier, which narrows the time period; because of that and the stages of deterioration of the house in the photos below, I'd guess that the one above was proabably taken in the 1890's.
Chalmette Battlefield and National Cemetary, Chalmette, LA - Battle of new Orleans on Jan. 18, 1915 took place here - the cemetary contains bodies of American soldiers who died in the War of 1812 through to the Vietnam War and no burials are allowed now - British and American soldiers are seen fighting on the grounds, cannon fire is heard, voices of officer's shouting orders are heard - in the cemetary a British soldier is reported walking around and whispers are heard around the tombstones