The definitive compilation on America's greatest victory in the War of 1812. From weaponry to generals to troop disposition, this collection captures every facet of the Battle of New Orleans. It highlights the roles of African-American combatants and soldiers from Louisiana and Tennessee. Included is a detailed treatment of the battle on the west bank of the Mississippi River and the fates of the fabled plantation homes that lined the waterway. This commemorative volume explores the riveting, controversial figure of British Maj. Gen. Sir Edward M. Pakenham, as well as the impact of sea power on the outcome of the battle. This collection is presented in collaboration with the Louisiana Landmark Society, which is dedicated to saving and preserving the history and heritage of New Orleans by publishing books about local landmarks, establishing awards, and campaigning for architectural preservation.
The Battle of New Orleans