The Treaty of Ghent had ended the War of 1812, but there was one more battle to be fought. In Louisiana, Major General Andrew Jackson assembled a group of soldier comprised of freed slaves, pirates, and volunteers. This motley crew fought against the British in the Battle of New Orleans in 1815 on what is now called Chalmette Battlefield.
Despite their weakness in numbers, Jackson’s army destroyed and embarrassed British troops. The victory symbolized America’s choice of democracy over British aristocracy, and Andrew Jackson became a nationwide hero.
Our Chalmette Battlefield Hiking Medallion commemorates the victory at Chalmette Battlefield. Pin it to your hiking stick to remember the triumph of American democracy and freedom.
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