08 January 2012

War of 1812

Battle of New Orleans 8 Jan 1815
Details of this battle are told in Jon Latimer's "1812 War with America" pages 369 - 388
A map of the battle is on page 382. We have probably all heard of the song by Johnny Horton singing "We took a little bacon and we took a little beans and we caught the bloody British near the town of New Orleans" to quote a few lines.

Pierre Burton in "Flames..." describes the engagement on pages 423-429

Battle of the River Raisin 22 Jan 1813
Latimer details the battle and the massacre which followed on pages 117-120.
It was not pleasant.

Above are the engagements for January, disregarding the year.
Not suitable for outside activities in the great white north

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