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  1. The American Battlefield Trust's map of the War of 1812 Battle of New Orleans, January 8, 1815. In a sweeping defeat of British forces, the Battle of New Orleans was a victory that would boost American nationalism after the War of 1812 and be forever enshrined in American memory. In the winter of 1814 and 1815, British troops under General ...

  2. This Battle of New Orleans map helps tell the story of a pivotal moment in the War of 1812. In late December 1814, American forces under General Andrew Jackson dug in to defend New Orleans. Jackson failed to rout the British in December, but successfully repulsed a British attack on New Year’s Day. Greatly outnumbered by the encroaching ...

  3. Battle of New Orleans, (April 24–25, 1862), naval action by Union forces seeking to capture the city during the American Civil War. A Union naval squadron of 43 ships under Admiral David G. Farragut entered the lower Mississippi near New Orleans and soon breached the heavy chain cables that were stretched across the river as a prime defense. Realizing that resistance was useless, Confederate ...

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  5. Mar 03, 2019 · The capture of New Orleans by Union forces occurred during the American Civil War (1861-1865) and saw Flag Officer David G. Farragut run his fleet past Forts Jackson and St. Philip on April 24, 1862 before capturing New Orleans the following day. Early in the Civil War, Union General-in-Chief Winfield Scott devised the "Anaconda Plan" for ...

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  6. 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.

  7. New Orleans in the American Civil War. Panoramic view of New Orleans, with Federal fleet at anchor in the river, ca. 1862. New Orleans, Louisiana, was the largest city in the South, providing military supplies and thousands of troops for the Confederate States Army. Its location near the mouth of the Mississippi made it a prime target for the ...

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