Tuesday, January 28, 2014



The British early in the War of 1812 blockaded American ports with 75 naval vessels, greatly reducing American imports and exports, and angering many residents of New England who were dependent on foreign trade for their livelihoods.

After Napoleon's defeat and abdication in 1814, the British were able to begin a land offensive against the Americans. They were able to burn Washington, D.C., in 1814, but were unable to reduce or capture Fort McHenry in Baltimore Harbor ("The Star-Spangled Banner").

The British also began a campaign against New Orleans in an effort to block commerce on the Mississippi River. In a battle fought two weeks after a peace treaty between Britain and the U.S. had been signed, a force of militiamen and Army regulars under Andrew Jackson decisively defeated a force of British regulars at the Battle of New Orleans on January 8, 1815.

Wikipedia article—Battle of New Orleans:


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Title: The Battle of New Orleans.
Author/Compiler: Remini, Robert Vincent.
Local Call Number: ST; CP—973.5239.
Publication Date: 1999.
Format: Books.

Title: The Battle of New Orleans; an informal history of the war that nobody wanted: 1812.
Author/Compiler: Chidsey, Donald Barr.
Local Call Number: ST—973.5.
Publication Date: 1961.
Format: Books.

Title: The naval war of 1812: or, The history of the United States Navy during the last war with Great Britain, to which is appended an account of the battle of New Orleans.
Author/Compiler: Roosevelt, Theodore.
Local Call Number: ST—973.525 Vol [ 1].
Publication Date: 1910.
Format: Books.

Title: Patriotic fire: Andrew Jackson and Jean Laffite at the Battle of New Orleans.
Author/Compiler: Groom, Winston.
Local Call Number: HG—973.5239.
Publication Date: 2006.
Format: Books.

Title: The generals: Andrew Jackson, Sir Edward Pakenham, and the road to the Battle of New Orleans.
Author/Compiler: Patterson, Benton Rain.
Local Call Number: HG—973.5239.
Publication Date: 2005.
Format: Books.

Title: Struggle for the gulf borderlands : the Creek War and the Battle of New Orleans, 1812-1815 .
Author/Compiler: Owsley, Frank Lawrence.
Local Call Number: ST—973.5238.
Publication Date: 1981.
Format: Books.

Title: Sink or be sunk! : the naval battle in the Mississippi Sound that preceded the Battle of New Orleans / maps by Sarah Foster.
Author/Compiler: La Violette, Paul E. Foster, Sarah. Local Call Number: ST—973.525.
Publication Date: 2002.
Format: Books.

Title: The siege of New Orleans.
Author/Compiler: Brooks, Charles B.
Local Call Number: ST—973.5.
Publication Date: 1961.
Format: Books.

Title: Blaze of glory; the fight for New Orleans, 1814-1815.
Author/Compiler: Carter, Samuel.
Local Call Number: ST--973.523.
Publication Date: 1971.
Format: Books.

Title: Andrew Jackson, the border captain.
Author/Compiler: James, Marquis.
Local Call Number: ST—B JACKSON.
Publication Date: 1933.
Format: Books.

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