Louisiana Institute of Higher Education

 

Lecture Description

 

 The lecture will cover Jackson's military experience as militia commander to commander of the 7th Military District and end at New Orleans and will look at Jackson's wartime experience, compare and contrast Jackson with other military leaders of the day, and conclude with his off-battle field fight after January 8th with the political leadership in New Orleans.

 

 

 

Lecturer Description

 

 Donald Keith Midkiff, a member of the Battle of New Orleans Historical Symposium Advisory Board, came to New Orleans in 1975, fell in love, married and raised a wonderful daughter together with his wife Helena.  He began writing in 2007 and saw his speculative history novel, New Orleans Besieged, published by Margaret Media in 2011.