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Poster with a poem that praises the bravery of Kentuckians in the Battle of New Orleans
Poster with a poem that praises the bravery of Kentuckians in the Battle of New Orleans

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War of 1812 and the Battle of New Orleans

Jackson's army was mostly a bunch of inexperienced volunteers. They were free blacks, Tennessee and Kentucky riflemen and Louisiana militia. He even recruited some pirates!

Despite the fact that Jackson's volunteer troops were outnumbered two to one by the British professionals, they prevailed. How do you think they won the very important Battle of New Orleans?


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