The British At The Gates.
G. P. Putnam's Sons.
The new orleans campaign in the war of 1812.
FIRST EDITION. 8vo. 6.5 x 9.25 inches. 379 pp. Bound in original maroon cloth, gilt, in price clipped pictorial dust wrapper, which has wear at head and tail of spine; otherwise a very good copy. Illustrated by 16 pages of black and white plates and by maps in text. Map endpapers. Decorated by publisher's device on title page. Detailed account of the Louisiana campaign, December 1814-January 1815, set in the context of the War of 1812 by a British born historian. The Peninsular War veterans of Major General Sir Edward Pakenham were defeated by the US forces of General Andrew Jackson in the Battle of which took place after the peace Treaty of Ghent had been signed on Christmas Eve 1814. By Robin Reilly (b.1928), military historian, who also published on the subject of Wedgwood.
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