Saturday, January 3, 2015

The Battle of New Orleans Historical Symposium

Are you going to the Battle of New Orleans Historical Symposium? The 200th anniversary is upon us, and a very important symposium is schedule for Jan. 9th and 10th of this year!

The general public is ignoring this important event, but this was a turning point in the history of the United States and the very last time that the private sector, through donations and voluntary service, was able to save the day, outdoing the government-run defense forces of Patterson's navy, and helping the badly equipped army under General Jackson. 
At the symposium, the role of Jean Laffite will be explored in detail by historian William C. Davis, author of The Pirates Laffite. Others there will stand in opposition, claiming that Jean Laffite's contribution was minimal or not real. If you have a chance to attend, I highly recommend this event. 

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