The Staff Ride Handbook for The Battles of New Orleans,23 December 1814-8 January 1815 (Paperback)
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The Staff Ride Handbook for the Battles of New Orleans, 23 December 1814-8 January 1815, covers the final battles of the War of 1812. Interest in the details of this often-overlooked conflict has increased, exposing a new generation of students to a unique period in our Army's history. Most survey course references to the War of 1812 concern the demonstrably different performances of the US Army and US Navy, the latter getting the better coverage. That comparison however, lies at the heart of why this war and this series of battles are crucial to understanding the development of both the Army as an institution and civil-military relations more generally from 1815 to 1941. This handbook will help new and returning students - including history enthusiasts - to look at the battles of New Orleans in the proper context, aided by a wealth of new scholarship produced over the last 30 years.