U.S.S. LOUISIANA CHAPTER, SHREVEPORT, LOUISIANA
The United States Daughters of 1812, founded in 1892, is a volunteer women's service organization dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving and increasing knowledge of the history of the American people by the preservation of documents and relics, marking of historic spots, recording of family histories and traditions, celebration of patriotic anniversaries, teaching and emphasizing the heroic deeds of the civil, military, and naval life of those who molded this Government between the close of the American Revolution and the close of the War of 1812, to urge Congress to compile and publish authentic records of men in civil, military, and naval service from 1784 to 1815 inclusive, and to maintain at National Headquarters In Washington D.C., a museum and library of memorabilia of the 1784-1815 period.
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General Andrew Jackson
Hero of the Battle of New Orleans
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From 23 December 1814 to 8 January 1815, the sloop Louisiana pounded advancing British troops, providing naval gunfire support for General Andrew Jackson’s forces. When British troops advanced up river beyond the range of the deadly cannon fire of the Louisiana, the crew did not let the absence of wind deter their support. Crewmembers waded ashore with mooring lines and towed their sloop up river against the currents of the Mississippi River to re-engage. The Louisiana was credited with playing a key role in the defeat of the British and keeping the valuable port of New Orleans in American hands.