Saturday, September 7, 2013

16. Carl Bernhard, Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach.

16. We discuss the 1825-1826 visit to America of Carl Bernhard, Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach. Bernhard, a hero of the Battle of Waterloo, was a Prussian officer who fought with the British against Napoleon.  As a popular, powerful aristocrat, Bernhard was given the red carpet treatment throughout his travels.  We discuss his adventures in New Orleans, Louisiana, and on the Mississippi River, and his observations of the early American republic.  He was a keen observer of life in general, and the military in particular. The hero of Waterloo gives a vivid account of the Battle of New Orleans, possibly the first one many in his original European audience had read.
  1. This week in Louisiana history. September 6, 1717 John Law's Company of the West chartered
  2. This week in Louisiana. Sept 13-14, 2013  11th Annual Lydia Cancer Cajun Food Fest Carnival rides, food, and music, all to raise money for a great cause.
    September 13 & 14, 2013
    4412 Weeks Park Rd
    Lydia, LA 70538
    337-519-3131 | 337-230-6730
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