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1815 Battle of New Orleans
According to Ridler 2011, the battle of new war that took place on 8th January 1815 is among the unique war that took place in 1812. This war occurred after the end of 1812 war. According to Pickles1993, the 1812 war was about any of the oft-trumpeted causes: Free trade and sailor’s rights’, or ‘the second war for American Independence. It was America that declared the 1812 war and it commenced after England had defeated Napoleon. After Napoleon had been defeated in Europe, Britain stopped fighting against revolutionary France and America. England then started consolidating its forces in North America to deliver critical blo3ws from both sea and land to the American forces later in 1814.
Huber 1971 states that the battle of New Orleans and the American history had a profound effect upon the American history. It not only saved New Orleans fromconquest by the British, and the Mississippi an American river, but it opened the way for westward expansion. Huber 1971 further explains that the war increased American’sprestige in the world, gave the young United States confidence in its military powers, and increased the national feeling of unity. The battle of New Orleans was the last major battle of the War of 1812. This war, according Huber 1971 which had been going on for nearly a year and a half without any decisive military action, suddenly became alive when the British, after defeating Napoleon in April, 1814. New Orleans was a strange place. The style of its buildings was a curious blend of French and Spanish influences with French predominating.
American Defenses at New Orleans
England had the intention of capturing New Orleans, Louisiana who had had great cotton and sugar stores, did not allow American to use Mississippi river to transport soldier and other products. According to Angle 1958, American mission was not clear. The New Orleans War broke early January 1815 when American soldiers confronted another military force few Miles from New Orleans. At the time America was entering the war, its economy was worsening and the communal support for war was declining. Although the war between the two nations, England and American had started off in early 1812, the war intensified after Napoleon that England unleashed its military’s full force to capture New Orleans. The main aim of capturing New Orleans by England as explained by Paul 1958 was to enable them controlMississippi river and other rivers essential as commercial routes to the Gulf of Mexico and other regions.
In 1814 England started accreting its invasion force. Alerted, American state sent a message to Andrew Jackson to at once go to New Orleans and devise a defense of city. According to Paul 1958, the war commenced in the dawn of 8th January 1815. Andrew Jackson had poor leadership, was confused in the field, the Swampy terrain and United Statesformed forces to create debacle for the England forces. The war ended after one hour when England forces surrendered. The war resulted to killing of 300 England forces with 1,200 wounded while United States had 13 killed and 52 wounded.
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