Louisiana Institute of Higher Education
#4 “Battle of New Orleans”
2001-2002 History Lecture Series Season – January 7th, 2002
Ron Chapman, Instructor of History, Nunez Community College
Attendance – 57
Ron Chapman discussed the Battle of New Orleans, one of the deﬁning moments of early American history. He lectured on the strategy and tactics of the battle, the context of the War of 1812, the personal histories of Jackson and Pakenham, the diverse make-up of the soldiers who fought in the Battle, the state of affairs in the area, and the impact of the Battle on local and national history.