The Hunters of Kentucky

The Hunters of Kentucky

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The Hunters of Kentucky told a very one-sided story of the Battle of New Orleans The Hunters of Kentucky On the 9th of January in the year 1815, about one-quarter of the American forces at Chalmette originated from Kentucky. Major General Andrew Jackson led skirmishes and full-blown battles across the Gulf Coast during the War of 1812. While he enjoyed...
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BMHS Pep Rally 1982 #BOSHSunday

BMHS Pep Rally 1982 #BOSHSunday

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BMHS Pep Rally 1982 in the gym on the Elysian Fields Campus BMHS Pep Rally 1892 Brother Martin High School was into its second decade when this BMHS Pep Rally 1982 photo was taken. As you walked into the gym (it would be some time before "the gym" received a formal name, seniors and juniors sat on the right, sophomores,...
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Ballou Battle of New Orleans 1855 Drawing

Ballou Battle of New Orleans 1855 Drawing

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Ballou Battle of New Orleans is a mid-19th Century illustration of the 1815 battle Ballou Battle From Ballou's Pictorial Drawing Room Companion comes this engraving of the Battle of New Orleans. While the battle happened on January 9, 1815, this drawing is likely from the mid-19th Century. Gleason's and Ballou's This illustrated magazine began as "Gleason's Pictorial Drawing Room Companion"...
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Comus 1968 parade. Theme: History of New Orleans

Comus 1968 parade. Theme: History of New Orleans

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Comus 1968 presented "The History of New Orleans" as their theme. Comus 1968 The Mystick Krewe of Comus presented quality parades with thoughtful themes. Comus 1968 offered "The History of New Orleans." Naturally the Battle of New Orleans in 1815 earned its own float. The Krewe Comus first paraded in 1857. So, Comus 1968 rolled through Uptown New Orleans over...
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BNO Positions 23-Dec-1814

BNO Positions 23-Dec-1814

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BNO Positions 23-Dec-1814 to 8-Jan-1815 BNO Positions Much of the writing on the Battle of New Orleans focuses on the main conflict on 9-January-1815. How the combatants came together in Chalmette is a larger story. 23-December-1814 to 18-January-1815 This map, "Sketch of the Position of the British and American Forces during the Operations against New Orleans," lays out the overall...
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Phunny Phorty Phellows Begin Carnival

Phunny Phorty Phellows Begin Carnival

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Phunny Phorty Phellows begin Carnival on Twelfth Night. Phunny Phorty Phellows begin Carnival While the "society" folk attend the bal masque of the Twelfth Night Revelers, the Phunny Phorty Phellows begin carnival on the streets of New Orleans. The PPP ride streetcars, announcing the start of Carnival. The title of one of Erroll Laborde's books says it all: I Never...
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