War of 1812 Archive

  • By John Trowbridge, Kentucky National Guard January 8, 2019, marks the 204th Anniversary of the Battle of New Orleans, considered by many as the last battle of the War of 1812.  Though never becoming a Federal holiday, the eighth of January, was for many years celebrated across the country, with commemorations and firing of salutes in honor of the great American victory over the British. On October 14, 1814, Kentucky Governor Isaac Shelby issued a call for men to join Gen. Andrew Jackson’s command for the New Orleans campaign, and under that call three regiments of Kentucky Detached Militia were […]

    The legend of Kentucky’s lone marksman at the Battle of New Orleans

    By John Trowbridge, Kentucky National Guard January 8, 2019, marks the 204th Anniversary of the Battle of New Orleans, considered by many as the last battle of the War of 1812.  Though never becoming a Federal holiday, the eighth of January, was for many years celebrated across the country, with commemorations and firing of salutes in honor of the great American victory over the British. On October 14, 1814, Kentucky Governor Isaac Shelby issued a call for men to join Gen. Andrew Jackson’s command for the New Orleans campaign, and under that call three regiments of Kentucky Detached Militia were […]

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  • Story by Staff Sgt. Scott Raymond, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs CHALMETTE, La. — In a sugar cane field along the meandering Mississippi River just outside New Orleans, La., two hundred years ago, Citizen-Soldiers fought along side Choctaw Indians, free African-Americans and criminal privateers, prevailing against the most powerful army in the world. The Battle of New Orleans was the last major conflict of the War of 1812. The outcome ended the last war with England, preserved a claim to the Louisiana Territory, triggered migration and settlement along the Mississippi River and rebuilt the spirit of the American people. In a celebration of […]

    National Guard commemorates last War of 1812 battle

    Story by Staff Sgt. Scott Raymond, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs CHALMETTE, La. — In a sugar cane field along the meandering Mississippi River just outside New Orleans, La., two hundred years ago, Citizen-Soldiers fought along side Choctaw Indians, free African-Americans and criminal privateers, prevailing against the most powerful army in the world. The Battle of New Orleans was the last major conflict of the War of 1812. The outcome ended the last war with England, preserved a claim to the Louisiana Territory, triggered migration and settlement along the Mississippi River and rebuilt the spirit of the American people. In a celebration of […]

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