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Thread #9661 Message #3890447
Posted By: GUEST
26-Nov-17 - 02:10 AM
Thread Name: The Battle of New Orleans
Subject: RE: The Battle of New Orleans
First folk song I ever learned from a Lonnie Donegan single.
As to there being great slaughter. The American force suffered just over 1% fatalities, the British just over 2% in a battle involving just under 20,000 men. As someone else has mentioned the real tragedy regarding the battle in question was that, like the Battle of Toulouse, it was fought after an armistice was in place.