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Thread #9661 Message #2255918
Posted By: GUEST,Jim
07-Feb-08 - 10:13 AM
Thread Name: The Battle of New Orleans
Subject: RE: The Battle of New Orleans
No, Keith, it really was a slaughter. The British attempted an unfortunate two-pronged assault on the entrenched Americans, with one of the columns arriving late (forgot ladders or some such?), leaving the frontal assault mired deep in Mississippi Delta mud, in a perfect killing field. Over two thousand British casualties, as opposed to less than a hundred American.
(This is all off the top of my head, so I may be, and probably am, wrong on the particulars.)