Place Published: Baltimore
Publisher: Niles Weekly Register
Date Published: 1815
Edition: 1st Edition
DETAILS OF A DEC. 1815 BATTLE VICTORY NEAR NEW ORLEANS BY GEN. JACKSON
Original, complete issue of 16 pages dated January 28, 1815 -- Vol. 7, No. 178 -- Pages are tight, good condition, minor foxing -- WAR OF 1812.
Some of the contents are: New England Convention; Cotton Spinning; Lexington Kentucky; Lengthy Treasury Report; Events of the War; Details of a December 1815 Battle near New Orleans with General Andrew Jackson and British Major-General Keane; Militia General Orders for New Orleans; Letter from Commodore Patterson to the Secretary of Navy; Enemy Landed at Pass Christianne; The Tennessee and Kentucky Troops had arrived at New Orleans; St. Augustine; British Prisoners at Pittsfield, Mass. ; Naval Matters; Proceedings in the Senate; Etc. Etc. -- Historian Robert Quimby says, "the British certainly did win a tactical victory, which enabled them to maintain their position." However, Quimby goes on to say, "It is not too much to say that it was the battle of December 23 that saved New Orleans.
-- Frank Luther Mott, winner of The Pulitzer Prize for his History of American Magazines states that this publication is "A Chief Reliance of the Historiographer for the first half of the nineteenth century", He also stated that "Its Reputation was won at the onset by its reliable reports of fact in the events of the second war with England and its honest record of Politics"
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