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New Orleans Bicentenary.

Postby Josh&Historyland » May 23rd, 2013, 2:30 pm

Anyone out there know what will be going on in New Orleans for the 2015 anniversary of the famous (if you're American) infamous (If you're British) Battle?

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Re: New Orleans Bicentenary.

Postby Mark » May 23rd, 2013, 5:56 pm

I wish I could but a little too far for me. Are you thinking of visiting, Josh?

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Re: New Orleans Bicentenary.

Postby Josh&Historyland » May 23rd, 2013, 6:42 pm

No immediate plans to, Mark. Just trying to get a fix on what's going on for the Bicentenials.
Someday I would like to see allot of places, when I was a kid I was taken to see the Alamo, Fort Sumpter and I think Pensacola Fort FL. Never been to Louisiana though.

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Re: New Orleans Bicentenary.

Postby Mark » May 23rd, 2013, 10:11 pm

I would very much like to visit the US battlefields also but with several current projects on the go which are draining my bank account it might have to wait a bit longer. Until then I am hoping if a member does attend this bicentenary he/she will post photos ;)

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Re: New Orleans Bicentenary.

Postby Josh&Historyland » May 24th, 2013, 12:57 pm

Me too Mark. Hopefully a member like Waggoner or Leatherneck gunner will have something to add.

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Re: New Orleans Bicentenary.

Postby Josh&Historyland » January 4th, 2015, 1:49 pm

Bumping this thread as the anniversary is looming.

New Orleans, fought after the official peace had been signed gave more impetuous to the idea that the Americans won decisively. Until then it was a rather indecisive affair. What effect did it have on the peace, if any?

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Re: New Orleans Bicentenary.

Postby Waggoner » January 4th, 2015, 4:05 pm

Josh,

No effect whatsoever outside of American politics and folklore! The war was still technically on as, while the British had ratified the treaty, the Americans did not until about 15 or 18 February.

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Re: New Orleans Bicentenary.

Postby FBC-Elvas, Portugal » January 4th, 2015, 4:24 pm

The bicentennial of the Battle of New Orleans will be commemorated in New Orleans 9-12 January.
http://www.battleofneworleans2015.com/

The organisers hope to create a living-history park as a lasting memorial.

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Re: New Orleans Bicentenary.

Postby jf42 » January 4th, 2015, 6:12 pm

"We fired our guns and the British kept a-comin'.
There wasn't nigh as many as there was a while ago."

Could never quite work out why Lonnie Donegan, a West Ham boy out of Glasgow, sang that song with such gusto..

Also:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z46ZwTX0h7o
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Re: New Orleans Bicentenary.

Postby Waggoner » January 5th, 2015, 11:52 am

Sarah,

Thank you for the link. Their opening narrative has a bunch of twaddle in it. The battle did not influence the course of the war and did not force the British to ratify the Treaty of Ghent. The treaty had already been signed and ratified by the British. Had word of this reached North America the battle would not have been fought. I guess it did influence American politics and the career of Andrew Jackson!

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