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Chalmette National Cemetery
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie
N 29° 56.776 W 089° 59.510
16R E 211223 N 3316597
Quick Description: Just downriver from New Orleans in Chalmette is the site of the January 8, 1815, Battle of New Orleans: Chalmette Battlefield.
Location: Louisiana, United States
Date Posted: 12/18/2009 2:51:24 AM
Waymark Code: WM7XE7
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist
Views: 6

Long Description:
Just downriver from New Orleans in Chalmette is the site of the January 8, 1815, Battle of New Orleans: Chalmette Battlefield. Many people believe that this last great battle of the War of 1812 between the United States and Britain was unnecessary, since the treaty ending the war was signed in late 1814---but the war was not over.
The resounding American victory at the Battle of New Orleans soon became a symbol of a new idea: American democracy triumphing over the old European ideas of aristocracy and entitlement. General Andrew Jackson's hastily assembled army had won the day against a battle-hardened and numerically superior British force. Americans took great pride in the victory and for decades celebrated January 8 as a national holiday, just like the Fourth of July.

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