Battle of New Orleans items on display in the Noel Memorial Library at LSUS The final major battle of the War of 1812 was a series of engagements fought in New Orleans between December 23, 1814, and January 8, 1815. The Battle of New Orleans immortalized General Andrew Jackson, then, and rock-a-billy troubadour Johnny Horton 150 years later. More than that, it was a turning point in American and European relations.
The Noel Collection, in conjunction with the upcoming symposium commemorating the bicentennial of the Battle of New Orleans, “The Battle of New Orleans Real and Remembered,” (Nov. 13-14), has on display several books, maps, and pamphlets relating to the battle and its key players. These include first-hand accounts from combatants on both sides of the conflict, contemporary biographies of Andrew Jackson and the Lafitte brothers, and maps detailing troop movements. Come to the third floor of the Noel Memorial Library at LSUS and learn about the many facets of this decisive moment in our nation's history!
The exhibit will run from November 10, 2014 through January 31, 2015, and is open Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Please contact Martha Lawler at Martha.Lawler@lsus.edu or 318-798-4162 for any questions about the Noel Collection.