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The Battle of New Orleans: A Closer Look (2015)



Genre: Panel

Place Covered: New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2015-01-7

Duration: 00:28:43

Subjects: United States -- History -- War of 1812 | New Orleans, Battle of, New Orleans, La., 1815 | Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845


  • Dardenne, Jay Host
  • Drez, Ronald J. Panelist
  • Wiese, Jason Panelist
  • Joiner, Gary Panelist
  • Brady, Patricia Panelist


Lieutenant Governor Jay Dardenne leads a panel discussion marking the bicentennial of the Battle of New Orleans, the final major battle of the War of 1812, which was fought on January 8, 1815. The panelists are: Ronald J. Drez, the author of “The War of 1812, Conflict and Deception”; Jason Wiese, a curator at the Historic New Orleans Collection; Dr. Gary Joiner, the chair of the Department of History and Social Sciences at LSU-Shreveport; and Dr. Patricia Brady, a historian and author of “A Being So Gentle: The Frontier Love Story of Rachel and Andrew Jackson.” They discuss: the New Orleans of 1814; General Andrew Jackson; Jackson’s decision to declare martial law in New Orleans; General Edward Pakenham, the leader of the British troops; the make-up of Jackson’s Army, including free people of color; the significance of the Battle of New Orleans; the impact of Jackson’s victory on his political career; and the role of Jean Lafitte in the battle.