the battle of new Orleans buried?

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Oh also the term “dont give up the ship” was coined although after the guy died they did surrender the ship.

James Lawrence in command of the USS Chesapeake lay dying and said dont give up the ship. But after he died, they did.
 
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TOUSCHE, POINT TAKEN. my mistake. now I remember, that in the BRITISH NAVY, each man got a daily ration of RUM! I think that is why so many were in the NAVY? don't know if the ARMY got one or not?
I am sure they appreciated the daily tot, but they did not enlist for it. Many, maybe most, were pressed men.
 
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Finally got to the battlefield last November.
 

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Where was the American and British dead buried at? I was watching on the history channel the first invasion the war of 1812 and it got me wondering where was the dead buried at? Thanka
A good sidebar story is the screwup about the scaling ladders the British had planned to carry up to the American dirt levy and cotton bale breastworks with their assault. If the junior officer had not forgotten to detail men to carry the ladders, the battle could have gone the other way. During the heat of battle as the British Advanced through withering American fire the the senior British senior officer ( do not remember name and rank ) realized the screwup and screamed at the officer that screwed up “ I SWEAR TO GOD THAT IF I LIVE THROUGH THIS DAY I WILL KILL YOU MYSELF ! ! “
He ( Senior ) was killed a few minutes later.
 

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I remember that scene in the movie with Charlton Heston and Yul Brynner "the Buccaneer". Jackson's men were short of flints for their flintlocks. Did that really happen?
 
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A British officer , George Glieg, wrote a book on his experiences in the Washington DC and New Orleans campaigns. Apparently many troops tht burned DC were present at Orleans. His account says after the action at Chalmette, a two day truce was arranged to allow both sides to tend to casualties and bury the dead. He doesn’t say where, but possibly a phonecall to the battlefield park to a ranger would get an answer.

p.s. Wikipedia says flat out the burial site of the Brits is unknown. Most likely they were either buried where they fell or else carried back behind the British lines and buried in a long line. Glieg’s account implies to me they were buried on the field where they fell.
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