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  1. Nov 09, 2009 · Battle of New Orleans. On December 24, 1814, Great Britain and the United States signed a treaty in Ghent, Belgium that effectively ended the War of 1812. News was slow to cross the pond, however ...

  2. On January 8, 1815, Maj. Gen. Andrew Jackson's hastily assembled army won the day against a battle-hardened and numerically superior British force. The resounding American victory at the Battle of New Orleans soon became a symbol of American democracy triumphing over the old European ideas of aristocracy and entitlement.

  3. The battle of New Orleans was the start of the Anaconda Plan; this was the name of the operation set-up by the Union to divide the Confederate States. The statuesque crescent city, the jewel of the Confederacy, if this city could be taken and then occupied, the war would be nearing its end. This was the thought process of General Winfield Scott ...

  4. The Battle of New Orleans. The fighting in Louisiana was really a series of battles for New Orleans, lasting from December 1814 through January 1815. On the Chalmette battleground , just below the city, a diverse force of soldiers, sailors, and militia, including Indians and African Americans, defeated Britain's finest white and black troops ...

  5. The capture of New Orleans (April 25 – May 1, 1862) during the American Civil War was a turning point in the war, which precipitated the capture of the Mississippi River. Having fought past Forts Jackson and St. Philip, the Union was unopposed in its capture of the city itself, which was spared the destruction suffered by many other Southern ...

  6. Learn about the people and events that impacted the largest city in the South during the Civil War: Creoles, the Irish, free people of color, and Union occupation. There are still many reminders of the Civil War in and around New Orleans, and only Civil War Tours of New Orleans takes you to these locations and tells their stories.

  7. The Battle of the Crater was a battle of the American Civil War, part of the siege of Petersburg.It took place on Saturday, July 30, 1864, between the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia, commanded by General Robert E. Lee, and the Union Army of the Potomac, commanded by Major General George G. Meade (under the direct supervision of the general-in-chief, Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant).

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