LONGHUNTER 8, winging our way to New Orleans


Thursday the 10th of January we will be winging our way to New Orleans. I am really looking forward to it. I think the fighting scenario is going to be absolutely amazing. I know I will learn a lot about what our soldiers had to endure during this second war with Great Britain.

I haven’t done a lot of reading about the War of 1812, but what I seem to remember from American History is the fledgling United States Navy held its own with the British Navy. I know our land forces got whipped in a few battles and we even had the White House burned down by the British Army. Somehow we got out of it without losing any territory. 

The Battle of New Orleans was fought after the war was over, but, if the British had taken New Orleans, they wouldn’t have given it back so the battle had to be fought to keep what we had. Old Hickory, Andy Jackson, knew this.

So what did I have to do to get ready?



About Civil War Reflections

Vernon has been a Civil War buff since childhood, but had been inactive in Civil War history for over two decades. However, in the early 1990s his interest was rekindled after watching Ken Burns’ “Civil War Documentary” on PBS. He particularly became interested in the Battle of Antietam (Sharpsburg) and decided to learn more about this epic struggle.
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