History
1:54 pm
Wed December 26, 2012

Presentation Recalls Battle of New Orleans

A program focused on the 198th anniversary of the Battle of New Orleans is planned Jan. 10 at 6 p.m. at the Old U.S. Mint in the French Quarter.

Tulane University graduate student Shelene Roumillat will focus on how during the 19th century the anniversary of the battle was a major holiday in New Orleans.

In the battle, fought Jan. 8, 1815 — weeks after a peace treaty ended the War of 1812 — a force of American troops, pirates and local residents routed a British Army at a plantation in St. Bernard Parish.

Roumillat's program is presented by the Friends of the Cabildo and the Louisiana State Museum. It is free and open to the public.

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