A color lithograph of General Andrew Jackson at the Battle of New Orleans. Published in 1856. | Image Details »
Map illustrating Bayou Bienvenue stretching from Lake Pontchartrain to Lake Borgne, part of the Mississippi River, canals, and lines of battles and encampments. | Image Details »
A dramatic battle scene depicting red-coated British soldiers storming the American line on January 8, 1815. Jackson and two other mounted officers are surveying the defenses, and an artillery crew prepares to fire in the foreground. The sails of the USS Louisiana
can be seen in the background, behind cheering American troops. Jackson's fortifications are erroneously shown as being constructed of cotton bales rather than earth and timbers. | Image Details »
Jacques Phillippe Villeré, a Creole, was the second governor of Louisiana. Villeré commanded the First Division of the Louisiana Militia in the Battle of New Orleans. | Image Details »
A battle scene shown from behind the American line. Soldiers and buckskin-clad militiamen are depicted firing upon advancing British troops. Two black men are shown reloading muskets. General Jackson is shown in the distance with hat off, encouraging his troops. The line of fortification is inaccurately shown as a curving bulwark constructed of large cotton bales. | Image Details »
Barthélémy Lafon created this depiction of Fort of the Petites Coquilles in 1814. | Image Details »
Louisiana troops, led by General Andrew Jackson, proved themselves fierce fighters at the Battle of New Orleans. | Image Details »
Battle of New Orleans and Death of Major General Peckenham.
British troops fighting and aiding Peckenham. | Image Details »
A formal portrait of Jean Michel Fortier by Julien Hudson. Jean Michel Fortier commanded the Corps of Free Men of Color at the Battle of New Orleans. | Image Details »
Andrew Jackson visited New Orleans in January 1840 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Battle of New Orleans. He sat for Jules Lion, a free black artist, who made at least three different images of Jackson. In this image Jackson appears much younger than he actually was during his visit to New Orleans. | Image Details »
A lithograph of the Battle of New Orleans by Kurz & Allison, c.1890. The Battle of New Orleans was the final major battle of the War of 1812. | Image Details »
On the 25th anniversary of the battle Jackson, some five years removed from his second term of president and about five years before his death in 1845, visited New Orleans. He obliged many artists by sitting for his portrait. Among the finest to be executed at that time was a work by Jacques Amans, a French-trained painter who practiced in New Orleans during the 1830s and 1840s. Amans' painting is rich in details of both physiogamy and surroundings shows an elderly, though not frail, former president.
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During the Battle of New Orleans, First Louisiana Militia engineer Jean-Hyacinthe Laclotte sketched the action on the battlefield at Chalmette plantation. From these drawings he developed a composition titled "View of the Battle of New Orleans" (1815), believed to be the most accurate depiction of the clash between British Redcoats and American troops under the command of Gen. Andrew Jackson. | Image Details »