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Description

Andrew Jackson's Movements During The Battle of New Orleans

Fine regional map, issued in A.L. Latour's Atlas ot the Historical Memoir of the War in West Florida and Louisiana.

The map covers the northern Gulf Coast from Bayou Lafourche to Santa Rosa Island, showing the theater of British operations in 1814 and 1815. 

The March of General Andrew Jackson from Mobile to Pensacola, via Fort Stoddard and Fort Montgomery is shown, along with the positions of the British Ships off shore and the tracks of the British Vessels between the mouth of the Mississippi River and Mobile Bay.

The Battle of New Orleans was a series of engagements fought between December 14, 1814 and January 18, 1815, constituting the last major battle of the War of 1812. American combatants, commanded by Major General Andrew Jackson, prevented a much larger British force, commanded by Admiral Alexander Cochrane and General Edward Pakenham, from seizing New Orleans and the vast territory the United States had acquired with the Louisiana Purchase.

The Treaty of Ghent had been signed on December 24, 1814 (but was not ratified by the US Government until February 1815), and hostilities continued without the involved parties knowing about the Treaty, until January 18 by which time all of the British forces had retreated, finally putting an end to the Battle of New Orleans.

Condition Description
Restoration along several fold intersections and some minor soiling.