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The battle, on January 8, 1815, was the last battle of the War of 1812 between the US and Britain. It occurred because the British, having successfully attacked some cities on the East Coast, tried to exert pressure on the US by seizing New Orleans, the valuable port through which all frontier commerce had to pass along the Mississippi River. The peace treaty had already been signed at Ghent (December 24, 1814), but had yet to reach Congress. It was not ratified until February 18, 1815. A British victory might have resulted in a continued British presence in the lower Mississippi Valley.

There were actually several reasons why the war of 1812 started. The official reason as made clear in the declaration of war by the United States of America to Great Britain was the Impression Issue that was made by the British Government under their Orders-in-Council. This Impression Issue is an act whereby men are forced by the government for induction into military service. The British stopped US ships and took crewmen from them claiming they were British-born and therefore British subjects. Moreover, American ships were seized because they had such crewmen, or because they had cargoes on which British duties were claimed due.

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In January 1815, the British marched against New Orleans in hopes of capturing the city and separating it from the United States. The Pirate Jean Lafitte warned the Americans and General Andrew Jackson and his army were waiting for the British. While only 8 Americans were killed and 13 wounded but the British suffered 2,000 killed, wounded or missing.

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Many people died during that battle. it was a very dangerous battle, but people faught for their good!

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The Battle of New Orleans took place from December 23rd, 1814 to January 8th, 1815. It was the last major battle of the War of 1812. The Americans won this battle.

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The American forces were led by General Andrew Jackson. The British were led by Admiral Sir Alexander Cochrane.

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