The Battle of New Orleans and Its Monument

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American forces, commanded by Maj. Gen. Andrew Jackson, defeated the British Army in Louisiana during the last major battle of the War of 1812. Not only did this victory save New Orleans from British conquest, but it also made the Mississippi an American river, opened the way for westward expansion, and increased the nation's prestige. Twenty-four years after the Battle of New Orleans, the Young Men's Jackson Committee formed in an effort to create a memorial commemorating the battle's heroes. Beginning with an overview of the Battle of New Orleans, this book details the history of the Chalmette Monument. Firsthand accounts and excerpts from the Times-Picayune chronicle the process, from its conception in 1839 through its completion in 1908. The study also includes period photographs of the monument and portraits of such historical figures as Gen. Andrew Jackson; Abdiel Daily Crossman, a chairman of the Jackson Monument Association and three-time mayor of New Orleans; along with Newton Richards, the designer of the original monument.
ISBN: 9781589809857
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Pelican Publishing
State: Louisiana
Series: Louisiana Landmarks
Images: 37
Pages: 40
Dimensions: 5 (w) x 8 (h)
As one of Louisiana's leading historians and a lifelong observer of Carnival and Mardi Gras celebrations in New Orleans, Louisiana and Mobile, Alabama, Leonard V. Huber (1903-1984) authored many titles about the spirit of New Orleans. As an active member of many local historical organizations, Huber wrote many books and articles on various subjects relating to his love of history, such as steamboats, cemeteries, postal history, Mardi Gras, and New Orleans landmarks. In his prime, Huber was also a businessman and civil leader. He was the president of Victor Huber and Sons, Incorporated, the company which owns and built Hope Mausoleum, a historic New Orleans landmark, as well as Louisiana's first crematory. Huber was also the president of the Louisiana Landmarks Society, the Orleans Parish Landmarks Commission, and the Keyes Foundation. Huber was also a founding member and president of the Friends of Tulane Library, which now holds many of his printed works. Leonard Huber's love of history made him an expert in his field and a connoisseur of the New Orleans' rich history.
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