Tuesday, January 1, 2013

New Year's Day Artillery Fire At New Orleans

Chalmette Battlefield (New Orleans)
...the surprising losses of the British were commonly due to artillery and musketry fire.  At New Orleans the artillery was chiefly engaged. The artillery battle of January 1, according to British accounts, amply proved the superiority of American gunnery on that occasion, which was probably the fairest test during the war. From: The History of the United States...


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