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Who shot the first gun at the Battle of New Orleans Jan 8, 1815. Third Regiment Seventh Battery Artillery Corp. Born Nov 30, 1788 in New Orleans Louisiana.
Discovering American militia and artillery on the west bank of the Mississippi River, British General Pakenham ordered Lieutenant Colonel William B. Thornton to lead an attack force across the river. Thorton was to capture the American guns and tu…
has been designated aRegistered NationalHistoric Landmarkunder the provisions of theHistoric Sites Act of August 21, 1935.This site possesses exceptional valuein commemorating and illustratingthe history of the United States.
The main American Position was nearing completion when a redoubt was constructed at the extreme right of the American line. It contained two artillery pieces that could rake the levee and canal.
On the morning of January 5, 1815, 2000 British t…
On January 8, 1815, the guns positioned here fired at British counter batteries located almost ½ mile in front of you. During the battle, these guns caused heavy casualties as the British advanced along the levee road.
The troops attacking…