Battle of New Orleans Chalmette Site Photos

The last battle of the War of 1812 took place on January 8, 1815 about six miles downriver from New Orleans. Ironically, this Battle of New Orleans was fought after the Treaty of Ghent ended the war on December 24, 1814. Thousands were wounded or killed because word of peace had not reached them. The Battle of New Orleans took place on ground chosen by the Americans where a narrow farm field lay between a swamp & the Mississippi River. There forces lead by General Andrew Jackson fortified a canal which ran from the swamp to the river, forcing the British to cross the field without cover. The British under General Sir Edward Packenham suffered over 2,000 casualties including 700 dead including Packenham himself. A visit to the Chalmette Battlefield of Jean Lafitte National Historic Park helps understand the fight. Given that the Battle of New Orleans was the only major American victory in the 1812 War, it served to boost the American self image & propelled Andrew Jackson into the White House.

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Chalmette Monument in limestone modeled on Egyptian-style obelisk. New Orleans, LA.Chalmette Battlefield of Jean Lafitte National Historic Park site of January 8, 1815, Battle of New Orleans. New Orleans, LA.Canal along which General Andrew Jackson positioned American defenders of New Orleans on January 8, 1815 during Battle of New Orleans. New Orleans, LA.One position where American cannon stood to fire on British troops hemmed in by swamp during battle of New Orleans. New Orleans, LA.
Chalmette Monument (1855) in limestone modeled on Egyptian-style obelisk. New Orleans, LA. Architect: Richards & Stroud & Co..Chalmette Battlefield of Jean Lafitte National Historic Park site of January 8, 1815, Battle of New Orleans. New Orleans, LA.Canal along which General Andrew Jackson positioned American defenders of New Orleans on January 8, 1815 during Battle of New Orleans. New Orleans, LA.One position where American cannon stood to fire on British troops hemmed in by swamp during battle of New Orleans. New Orleans, LA.
American fortified line along canal overlooking farm field British were forced to cross, restored at Chalmette Battlefield. New Orleans, LA.Field British had to cross to reach American lines behind canal running between swamp to left with Mississippi River at right which put British into neck of a funnel. New Orleans, LA.Malus-Beauregard House on grounds of Chalmette Battlefield of Jean Lafitte National Historic Park. New Orleans, LA.French Louisiana architecture of Malus-Beauregard House. New Orleans, LA.
American fortified line along canal overlooking farm field British were forced to cross, restored at Chalmette Battlefield. New Orleans, LA.Field British had to cross to reach American lines behind canal running between swamp to left with Mississippi River at right which put British into neck of a funnel. New Orleans, LA.Malus-Beauregard House (1832) on grounds of Chalmette Battlefield of Jean Lafitte National Historic Park. New Orleans, LA.French Louisiana architecture of Malus-Beauregard House (1832). New Orleans, LA.
Oil tanker docked beside Chalmette Battlefield of Jean Lafitte National Historic Park. New Orleans, LA.Equestrian statue of General Andrew Jackson in Jackson Square. New Orleans, LA.Battle of New Orleans in 1815 painted by Eugene Louis Lami at Cabildo Museum. New Orleans, LA.Detail of death of British General Pakenham at Battle of New Orleans in 1815 on Lami painting at Cabildo Museum. New Orleans, LA.
Oil tanker docked beside Chalmette Battlefield of Jean Lafitte National Historic Park. New Orleans, LA.Equestrian statue of General Andrew Jackson in Jackson Square. New Orleans, LA.Battle of New Orleans in 1815 painted (1839) by Eugene Louis Lami at Cabildo Museum. New Orleans, LA.Detail of death of British General Pakenham at Battle of New Orleans in 1815 on Lami painting at Cabildo Museum. New Orleans, LA.
Detail of American lines at Battle of New Orleans in 1815 on Lami painting at Cabildo Museum. New Orleans, LA.Print of death of British General Pakenham at Battle of New Orleans by Joseph Yeager at Cabildo Museum. New Orleans, LA.Battle of New Orleans print by John Andrews at Cabildo Museum. New Orleans, LA.Painting of Battle of New Orleans by Jean Hyacinthe Laclotte at New Orleans Museum of Art. New Orleans, LA.
Detail of American lines at Battle of New Orleans in 1815 on Lami painting at Cabildo Museum. New Orleans, LA.Print of death of British General Pakenham at Battle of New Orleans (c1815) by Joseph Yeager at Cabildo Museum. New Orleans, LA.Battle of New Orleans print (1856) by John Andrews at Cabildo Museum. New Orleans, LA.Painting of Battle of New Orleans (c1815) by Jean Hyacinthe Laclotte at New Orleans Museum of Art. New Orleans, LA.
Cast aluminum scene from Battle of New Orleans 1815 at War Memorial Building. Jackson, MS.


Cast aluminum scene from Battle of New Orleans 1815 at War Memorial Building. Jackson, MS. Style: Art Deco.



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