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Battle of New Orleans (2003)

Louisiana: A History



Genre: Documentary

Place Covered: New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2003-09-14

Duration: 00:05:06

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


  • Laudun, Tika Producer
  • Godoy, Al Producer
  • Richard, C.E. Writer
  • Crews, Keith Photographer
  • Fortenberry, Rex Q. Photographer
  • Whitfield, Lynn Narrator
  • Fernandez, Mark Interviewee


This excerpt from the series “Louisiana: A History” features a look back at the Battle of New Orleans from the War of 1812. On January 8, 1815, General Andrew Jackson led 5,000 American troops into a decisive victory over the 14,000 British troops under the command of General Edward Pakenham. Jackson was assisted in the victory by the pirate Jean Lafitte. Narrator: Lynn Whitfield