United States daughters of 1812

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Chapter Officers

Lora McDaniel

1st VP - Patti Millan
2nd VP - Elizabeth Sewell
Chaplain - Lynda Moreau
Rec. Sec. - Carol McPherson & Judy Mills
Cor. Sec. - Ellyn Meier
Treasurer - Jeanne Williams
Registrar - Bonnie Slaughter
Historian - Bonnie Cook
Parliamentarian - Lea Martin





Richardson, daughter of Mrs. John D. Richardson, one of the first presidents of the Society, made the dedication speech.

The Monument to Major Samuel Spotts. The monument was placed by Major Spotts' granddaughter, Mrs. Blackman, of San Francisco. It was made by the New Orleans marble workers, Weiblen and Company. Mrs. Felicite Gayoso Tennent was in charge of arrangments. Her daughter, Miss Mary Perez Tennent, was, in later years, custodian of the Chalmette monument and grounds.

Major Spotts commanded the Seventh Bbattery Artillery Corps, Third Regiment. He was born inPhiladelphia, November 3, 1788. He survived the battle unscathed. He died in New Orleans.
(Thanks to State Presidnt and Past Chapter President, Pat Gallagher for this information.)


This site updated on May 19, 2016

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Malus-Beauregard House

General Jackson's plans for defense of the city were thwarted by the British capture of five American gunboats in Lake Borgne in the first battle near New Orleans in December 1814. Despite the loss, American casualties numbered fewer than those of the British. In the next major battle during the night of December 23, United States and British forces fought on land on the Villeré and adjacent plantations below the city, ending in a stalemate that threw the British off balance and battered their morale. The cost of the engagement was high: 277 British casualties, including 46 killed, and 213 United States casualties, including 24 killed. Hardest hit was Beale's rifle company, composed primarily of New Orleans lawyers and merchants.
Although United States and British commissioners met in Ghent, Belgium, on December 24 to sign a peace treaty to end the War of 1812, the battle raged on around New Orleans. A major American victory came on New Year's Day, with British casualties outnumbering those on the United States side by more than two to one.


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Bell"Ring the Bells for 1812"
Click here to download a distribution flyer and help the United States Daughters of 1812 spread the word to "Ring the Bells" on June 18, 2012, at 12:00 Noon to kick off the start of the War of 1812 Bicentennial! Ask other organizations, clubs, churches, schools, and everyone to participate!



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