10943Re: [WarOf1812] Last battle.
- May 6, 2001In a message dated 5/6/2001 3:10:17 PM Central Daylight Time,
<< Yes; they were still fighting here and a treaty had been signed in Europe.
>>But not ratified! The peace treaty did nor arrive in Washington for US
ratification until 14th of February 1815. President Madison declared the war
at an end on February 17th.
The upshot of this is that the war was NOT over when the Battle of New
Orleans was fought.
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