I believe you maybe wrong...when the British came to take New Orleans, if they had won the Battle of New Orleans. My premise is they would've stayed, my reasoning is, they came with an Armade of 64 ships and enough troops (including summer troops i.e Royal West Indians regiments) to garrison the city and enough adminstrators to run the city...of course they may be looting...but, I believe and many down here believe they would've rewritten the american history... They would've taken the mississippi and held it for many years. The Treaty of Ghent would certainly not be honored by the British--irregardless what the contents were and what it said.....but all this is hypthoical ...
From: ONeil <denoux3124@...
Sent: Sunday, January 29, 2012 4:48 PM
Subject: 1812 Re: If the Battle of New Orleans had turned out different
, "alastair.sweeny" <infonauts@...> wrote:
I believe that if the British had won the Battle of New Orleans, they would have looted the city of all its booty, and taken it to Jamaica. From my researches, I believe that was Admiral Cochrane's main goal. Cochrane was in charge of the expedition, and his lust for treasure led to the military debacle.
As I wrote BATTLE KISS, I realized Gen. Pakenham was a tragic hero and the British soldiers seamen and Royal Marines - Irish, Scots, Welsh, English, West Indians - were incredible brave. Admiral Alexander Cochrane, however, was the villain, an avaricious scoundrel who brow beat Gen. Keane into attacking New Orleans from the wrong direction. My book is a novel. Fiction writers love a good villain and thankfully I had Cochrane.
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