McManus, John C.
May 2008
Military History;May/Jun2008, Vol. 25 Issue 2, p26
The article describes the Battle of New Orleans in January 1815. In 1815, U.S. General Andrew Jackson led a ragtag army to an improbable victory over British Redcoats. Soldiers of the U.S. 7th Infantry Regiment, a band of laborers, farmers, artisans and frontiersmen, faced off against orderly ranks of veteran British forces. Just hours later, with gunpowder-streaked faces, smoking muzzles and muddy coats, U.S. forces surveyed an awful scene of slaughter on the fields beyond their rampart.


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