Re: 1812 Battle New Orleans 1815
- In WarOf1812@yahoogroups.com, Gerard DeLos Reyes <rdelo90@...> wrote:
Sorry, I had to put in my input
Ricardo --Â Beale's Riflemen
aka Baratarian gunner
Thanks for commenting. I hope you do read the book, which IS a novel.
I relied on 42 historical accounts of the battle and over 100 web sites. The advance as described in my book is as you said, columns along the river and swamp. Six a.m. was the starting time and as the British advanced, the fog lifted and the sun came through at points. According to most of my sources (only a few written by primary sources - people who were there), bagpipes echoed and there were drums. Then again, I could be COMPLETELY wrong and you probably know a lot more than I do about it. That's why I wrote a novel. My focus is to elicit emotion in the reader, to entertain, not educate.
I DO NOT write history and I respect you and your research. I hope, if you give the book a chance, you will see I got more right than wrong. I made certain there were no kilts at the battle.
Thanks again for your comments.
O'Neil De Noux