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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

CREDIT: "Hunter's of Kentucky. Or half horse and half alligator." 1815. The broadside includes a poem describing the valor of Kentuckians at the Battle of New Orleans, during the War of 1812. Two versions of this broadside were printed, one in Boston, the other in Rhode Island. (In the second paragraph, it mentions the name of the British commander, Packenham, who taken down by Jackson and his troops on Jan. 8, 1815, during the Battle of New Orleans.) From The First American West: The Ohio River Valley, 1750-1820.Reproduction Information: Not from Library of Congress collections. From University of Chicago Library and the Filson Historical Society of Louisville, Kentucky.



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