- This week in Louisiana history. Dec. 6 1889 Confederate President Jefferson Davis died in New Orleans
- This week in New Orleans history. Nearly three years after New Orleans police broke into Our Lady of Good Counsel Church to handcuff and evict parishioners trying to save it from closure, the 117-year-old church is being reopened on December 7, 2011. The arcdiocese of New Orleans announced that the Center of Jesus the Lord, a community of charismatic Catholics, would move there from its home on North Rampart Street.
- This week in Louisiana. Russ-Town Band
December 12th, 2014 Dixie Center for the Arts
212 North Vienna Street, Ruston, LA 71270
- Battle of New
Orleans December 26, 1814. NO.
XXV. Copy of a letter from general Andrew
Jackson to the secretary of war, dated
Camp near New Orleans, 26th Decmber, 1814.
The enemy having, by the capture of our gun-boats, obtained command of the lakes, were enabled to effect a passage to the Mississippi at a point on the side of New Orleans, and about nine miles below it. The moment I received the intelligence, I hastened to attack him in his first position. It was brought on in the night and resulted very honourably to our arms. The heavy smoke, occasioned by an excessive fire, rendered it necessary that I should draw off my troops, after a severe conflict of upwards of an hour.
The attack was made on the night of the 23d. Since then both armies have remained near the battle-ground, making preparations for something more decisive.
The enemy's force exceeded ours by double, and their loss was proportionably greater. The moment I can spare the time, I will forward you a detailed account. In the meantime I expect something far more important will take place. I hope to be able to sustain tho honour of our arms and to secure the safety of this country.
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