Louisiana Institute of Higher Education

 

Lecture Description

 

 The 7th US Infantry’s Perspective of the Battle of New Orleans.

 

 

 

Lecturer Description

 

 Company A 7th Regiment of U.S. Infantry Living History Association was founded in 1988 in Ft. Worth, TX by Steve Abolt, John Gattis and Bruce Winders. Originally known as "The Jacksonian Society" it officially took on the designation of Company A, 7th Regiment of United States Infantry in 1989. It has grown from three members to now, twenty years later, over 100. We have members in more than 15 different states and Canada. Within our ranks are Ph.D.'s, historians, attorney's, curators, psychologists, educators, accountants, counselors, park rangers, law enforcement officers, housewives, students  and active duty military personnel. All are dedicated to preserving and recreating the history of this proud regiment during the years spanning 1810-1850.