The Louisiana Institute of Higher Education will present a historical symposium on the Battle of New Orleans on 10 and 12 January at the Nunez Community College in Chalmette.
Free entry, no registration required.
The program is financed by the Greater New Orleans Foundation Exxon-Mobil Fund.
On 10 January, 2014, a social history of the battle will explore the individuals and groups instrumental in the battle.
10:30 a.m. Welcome
10:40 to 11:15 a.m., “The Battle of New Orleans: A Holistic Approach to Cochrane's Littoral Campaign in the Gulf of Mexico (September 1814 through February 1815)” by Martin K.A. Morgan who will discuss the British military strategy leading up to the Battle while also detailing the role of Native-Americans and slaves.
11:20 a.m. to 12:25 p.m., “Old Hickory and Old Creoles: Andrew Jackson and the Town He Saved” by Christina Vella
12:30 to 1:25 p.m. complimentary lunch informal interaction with lecturers, book-signings.
1:30 to 2:05 p.m., “A Trifling, Tedious Distraction: British Attitudes to the War of 1812 and their Impact on New Orleans and the Southern Campaign” by Samantha Cavell
2:10 to 2:55 p.m., “The Battle that Never Ended: The Long-lasting Impact of the War of 1812 on New Orleans' Free People of Color” by Ina Fandrich
3 to 3:35 p.m., “Islenos of St. Bernard Parish: the Third Regiment of the Louisiana Militia” by William Hyland
3:45 to 6:30 p.m., Reception and buffet dinner
On 12 January, 2014, a military history of the battle will explore the idea of the battle as one part of a full-scale Gulf Coast Campaign.
10:30 a.m., Welcome
10:40 to 11:15 a.m., “The Battle of New Orleans: Part of a full-scale Gulf Coast Campaign and Vitally Important to the Future of America as an Independent Nation” by Timothy Pickles
11:20 to 11:55 p.m., “Leaks and Losses: Cochrane's Grand Southern Strategy and the Intelligence Debacle that helped Britain lose the Battle of New Orleans” by Sam Cavell
noon to 12:35 p.m., “Cochrane and the Tonnant in the War of 1812” by Bill Griffin
12:35 to 1:25 p.m., Lunch and talk on the contemporary remnants of the battle by Tim Strain
1:30 to 2:05 p.m., “The Battle of New Orleans: But For A Piece of Wood,” by Ron Chapman
2:10 to 2:55 p.m., “The Battle of New Orleans: The Perspective of the 7th U.S. Infantry” by Steve Abolt
3 to 3:35 p.m., “They Ran So Fast that the Hounds Couldn't Catch 'em: An Analysis of the Exfiltration Operation that followed the Battle at Chalmette (8 January through 12 February, 1815)” by Martin K. A. Morgan who will focus on the aftermath of the battle, which included a British military victory at Fort Bowyer.
For information on the symposium, call Curtis Manning at 504.512.5120 or email email@example.com
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