December 31, 1814, New Years Eve, New Orleans
- As larger cannons arrive, the British struggle to set up firing positions. The must rely on barrels of sugar and molasses as platforms. They plan to surprise the Americans on New Year's morning with a barrage and if they are able to knock out the American cannons, will advance immediately, all the way to New Orleans. Gen. Jackson also receives larger cannons as well and they are established behind strong fortifications.
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