Thursday, January 20, 2011

We visited the battlefield of the Battle of New Orleans in 1815. It ended the war of 1812. they do a reenactment of it on January 8th, the anniversary of it but we were unable to go that day. That anniversary day history comes to life. Over 100 living history experts dressed as 1815 troops and civilians set up camp at the site of the Battle of new Orleans. Cannons roar, campfires crackle, and American history changes forever on a Louisiana sugarcane field. We did see movies of the reenactment there in the visitors center. It is part of the National Park service. .

It was very interesting to visit there. There are over 15000 graves here of military and families. Four from the war of 1812 and a lot from the civil war and up to WW I. Very interesting and informative. There were such huge sacrifices here.

It is 30 miles from our apartments.
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