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Battle of New Orleans remembered

Staff Writer
Donaldsonville Chief

Nearly two-hundred years ago, on January 8, 1815, American forces led by General Andrew Jackson defeated invading British troops intent on seizing the vast territory the United States had acquired via the Louisiana Purchase.  The Battle of New Orleans is widely regarded as the most important land victory of the War of 1812. “The Battle of New Orleans: How it Changed the Course of History” details how this epic clash impacted the future of both our country and the rest of the world. Come join speaker, Chuck Perrodin, who has done extensive research on this decisive battle, on Thursday, January 10, 2013 at 6 p.m. at Ascension Parish Library in Donaldsonville.  Registration is required, so call 473-8052 to reserve your spot, today!