• Yo Jones! Remember Battle of New Orleans?

    From a425couple@21:1/5 to All on Wed Jun 10 13:21:40 2020
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    Jones wants a big strong all controling Federal Government
    to take away the rights of us citizens.
    He thinks we do not deserve "rights".
    He wants to take away the freedom to own firearms.
    He does not like "militias" and keeps claiming they
    always fail.

    Yo Jones! Remember Battle of New Orleans in the War of 1812?
    Big American victory won by the milita.

    The Quora has a painting:
    The Death of Pakenham at the Battle of New Orleans by F. O. C. Darley
    shows the death of British Maj. Gen. Sir Edward Pakenham on January 8, 1815

    There is the little matter of the Battle of New Orleans. The Brits were
    led by General Pakenham, brother in law of the Duke of Wellington.

    “On January 8, 1815, the British marched against New Orleans, hoping
    that by capturing the city they could separate Louisiana from the rest
    of the United States. Pirate Jean Lafitte, however, had warned the
    Americans of the attack, and the arriving British found militiamen under General Andrew Jackson strongly entrenched at the Rodriquez Canal. In
    two separate assaults, the 7,500 British soldiers under Sir Edward
    Pakenham were unable to penetrate the U.S. defenses, and Jackson’s 4,500 troops, many of them expert marksmen from Kentucky and Tennessee,
    decimated the British lines. In half an hour, the British had retreated, General Pakenham was dead, and nearly 2,000 of his men were killed,
    wounded, or missing. U.S. forces suffered only eight killed and 13 wounded.”

    Jackson outmaneuvered them, out thought them, out strategized them.

    The Treaty of Ghent was signed on December 24, 1814. The Battle of New
    Orleans was in January 1815. The Battle of Waterloo was June 1815.
    Incredibly, Wellington thought the plan if attack of his brother in law
    was sound but lay the blame at the hands of the navy. The letter has
    been sourced to the Louisiana Historical Quarterly, volume 9, 1969. Also
    to the preface of Pakenham Letters: edited by the 5th Earl of Longford
    and privately published in 1914 and in Robin Reilly’s The British At The Gates: the New Orleans campaign in the War of 1812, Putnam 1974, notes
    188 and 323?.

    The Battle of New Orleans

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