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Re: [WarOf1812] Re: Louisiana Blues

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  • BritcomHMP@aol.com
    In a message dated 12/2/2002 5:59:39 PM Central Standard Time, ... Charles gave you the details well but there is more to the story. Captain Maunsell faced an
    Message 1 of 7 , Dec 3, 2002
      In a message dated 12/2/2002 5:59:39 PM Central Standard Time,
      charlespk66@... writes:


      > They were also known as White's Louisiana Blues as they were
      > commanded by Captain Mansuel White at the Battle of New Orleans.
      >

      Charles gave you the details well but there is more to the story. Captain
      Maunsell faced an English cousin at the battle (not directly you understand)
      but Captain (later Colonel) Fredrick Maunsell of the 85th fought at the
      battle. Of course on January 8th he was one of Thornton's detachment that
      drove the routed Americans on the westbank 2 miles back from their positions.
      He later became Colonel of the 85th and subsequently a General officer.

      Cheers

      Tim


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