THE BATTLES FOR NEW ORLEANS by F. Van Wyck Mason

THE BATTLES FOR NEW ORLEANS

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Commanded by the frontier hero Andrew Jackson, one of the most unwieldy, diversified armies in history faced the solid ranks of Britain's professional troops. Four times the armies met, the first manned by frontiersmen, teenagers, Indians and Jean Lafitte's infamous pirates, the second by the precision-trained soldiers of the Napoleonic wars, and with each encounter the defenders of New Orleans revised their tactics and replenished their spirit. How New Orleans, the strategic gateway to the Mississippi, was saved from the British is divided into the four battles for New Orleans. This is pure military history for the strategist, revealing battlefield tactics, maneuvers and methods of warfare which will interest teenagers intrigued by the general area.

Pub Date: May 25th, 1962
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin-North Star