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Posts Tagged ‘Battle of New Orleans’

Explore U.S. History At The Cabildo

July 25th, 2016 by Corey A. Edwards

The Cabildo on Jackson Square in New Orleans French QuarterThe Cabildo, in New Orleans’ French Quarter, is one of the most historically significant buildings in the country. It was the seat of government in New Orleans during the Spanish colonial period, the Louisiana Purchase was signed here, and the Louisiana Supreme Court called it home for almost 50 years.

New Orleans simply oozes with history. It’s one of the 20 oldest cities in the United States, after all. You can hardly walk the streets of the Big Easy without running across something of historical interest. If that’s why you’re visiting the city in the first place, you could do a lot worse than starting at The Cabildo on Jackson Square in the French Quarter.

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Battle of New Orleans Bicentennial

January 4th, 2015 by Corey A. Edwards

Battle of New Orleans Bicentennial

Battle of New Orleans
Edward Percy Moran – 1910

The 200th anniversary of the end of the War of 1812 just passed but the Battle of New Orleans Bicentennial – the last major battle of the War of 1812 and the one that many say really ended the war – is still on the horizon. How is that possible?

It is an engagement that fills American patriots with pride – January 8th, 1815 and the Battle of New Orleans saw 4,500 U.S. troops, led by General Andrew Jackson, facing down 7,500 British soldiers at Chalmette Battlefield and routing them in under an hour to stand victorious: our enemy in surrender, our shores safe – and all because there were no telegrams, telephones, or internet around to tell the combatants that the war they were fighting … had essentially ended two weeks earlier!

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