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Thread #9661   Message #2255908
Posted By: PoppaGator
07-Feb-08 - 10:08 AM
Thread Name: The Battle of New Orleans
Subject: RE: The Battle of New Orleans
Battle as NOT close; Jackson. Lafitte, and the Americans turned back the British invaders at Chalmette, so they never reached the city proper..

What no one knew at the time was that the war had already ended; the treaty had recently been signed, but word didn't get here in time to prevent the carnage.