U.S. Navy and the Battle of New Orleans
Historian Gene Allen Smith talked about the role of the American Navy during the Battle of New Orleans in the War of 1812. He described the… read more
Historian Gene Allen Smith talked about the role of the American Navy during the Battle of New Orleans in the War of 1812. He described the history of the Navy leading up the battle, and gave a detailed account of the battle itself. Professor Smith argued that the Navy’s involvement was crucial to an American victory, but was overshadowed by Andrew Jackson’s role as General during the battle. This event took place at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. close
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