Publications of the Louisiana Historical Society Volume 5

Publications of the Louisiana Historical Society Volume 5

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1911 edition. Excerpt: ...their defense of the soil of Louisiana, and, therefore, of the United States. From the monument one sees a row of trees which grow on a ditch, which is the celebrated Rodriguez Canal, on the side of which Jackson built his impregnable parapet. On the other side of the canal is the field of Chalmette, and there, at daybreak, on January 8th, 1815, the British army advanced to attack the Americans. In the space from the river to the wood, when the sun rose, there was a swarm of British soldiers marching against the American line of battle, and at half-past eight in the morning the plain of Chalmette was covered with the bodies of brave men defeated by Jackson's army. There fell Gibbs and Keane, Rennie and Wilkinson, and the gallant Pakenham himself, leading his troops in a vain charge. ."Bravely and well did they fight, Jackson and his men--Tennesseeans, Kentuckians, Mississippians, Louisianians, Frenchmen, and the so-called pirates of Lafitte. "If, however, the men had not succeeded in repelling the invaders, there is no doubt, as Bernard de Marigny said, that there would have been found among the Creole women another inspired Maid of Orleans to rout the English. The soil of Louisiana cannot be conquered by a foreign foe. "We are glad, Mr. President, that it was while you were Secretary of War, that the land on which stands the Chalmette Monument was conveyed by the State of Louisiana to the United States. That shaft is an important memento of the heroism of our fathers, and we are grateful to the patriotic and energetic women of the Society of the United States Daughters of 1776 and 1812, who have completed the monument, and who guard it so zealously. "The Louisianians fought valiantly in all the wars in our history after 1815; they have...show more

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  • Paperback | 48 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 104g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236677870
  • 9781236677877