New Orleans 1815

Andrew Jackson Crushes the British

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New Orleans 1815

Andrew Jackson Crushes the British

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Osprey's examination of the War of 1812, which was  the product of the United States' wish to free itself from the British Empire. The conflict that broke out in 1812 seemed born of an almost subconscious desire for a war to complete the separation of America from England begun by the War of Independence (1775-1783). The war, when it came, was bloody and hard fought. In one last attempt to break the deadlock the British sent Major-General Sir Edward Pakenham to capture New Orleans. The troops he commanded were elite, veteran regiments. Andrew Jackson, leading the defenders, commanded a mixed force including militia, free Negro battalions, Indians and a group of local pirates. This title describes how this mixed force decisively defeated the British veterans in a battle that has become part of American legend.

Table of Contents

Origins of the Campaign/Plans and Preparations/The Opposing Commanders/The Opposing Armies/Initial Encounters/The Battle of New Orleans/Aftermath/The Battlefield Today/Chronology/A Guide to Further Reading/Wargaming New Orleans

Product details

Published Jan 27 1994
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 96
ISBN 9781855323605
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 79 b/w; 17 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Campaign
Short code CAM 28
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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