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Thread #9661 Message #2256219
Posted By: Big Mick
07-Feb-08 - 03:57 PM
Thread Name: The Battle of New Orleans
Subject: RE: The Battle of New Orleans
Keith, your defense of all things British is well noted in these parts. But to ignore facts is ridiculous. The British suffered 2037 casualties in this series of battles. There were 291 dead (including 3 senior Generals one of which was Packenham himself)on the British side. This included 1262 wounded, and 484 captured or missing. The Americans suffered 71 casualties, which was made up of 13 dead, 39 wounded, and 19 missing.
By anyones math, sir, that is an ass kicking.