The battle of new orleans
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Back in December 24,1814. America and great britian we're in Ghent, Belgium. working on a treaty to end the war of 1812. The news was slow to get to both American and britan soilders.
Let's work out a treaty
On December 23. Some watchmen saw British troops closing in. American Major and future president Andrew Jackson ordered new Orleans into martial law and said to gather every weapon and every non disabled man to gather and fight the british. They attacked at night.
Jackson retreated and fell back to Rodriguez Canal. Jackson widen the canal to make it into a defensive trench and used dirt and oak to build a rampant. They formed a line called line Jackson and defended that area until further notice. Jackson told his men "here we shall plant our stakes. and not abandon them untill we drive these red coat rascals into the river ,or the swamp.
Pakenham had a plan to kill the Americans but it was starting to fall because of them meeting artillery fire from Jackson's 24 artillery pieces. Some of them manned by jean leffitte's pirates. British forces moved on to the canal scattering american defenders. He said "Hurrah,boys the day is ours.". Before getting shot up by musket bullets.
In New Orleans,most of the British Majors we're dead. The British forces descended into bedlam. A few troops tried to climb the parapet. Only to retreat because of no support. Pakenham's secondary attack had a successful attack but at last when they saw the british retreat they knew the day was lost. They left crumpling bodies everywhere. American Major Howell Tatum said that they we're laughing,some we're crying ,some lost their limbs or head.
The Americans defeated the British once again. The British lost 2000 men while the Americans only lost less then 100 men. Future President James Monroe praised General Jackson for the victory of the battle of New Orleans. They praised General Jackson for his bravrey on the front lines
America. The land of the free. Hoorah!!!
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