A talk on the Battle of New Orleans has been set for Thursday, July 26th at 7 pm at Sackets Harbor Battlefield State Historic Site, 04 W Main St, Sackets Harbor.
The Battle of New Orleans, a well-known battle of the War of 1812, is enshrouded in mythology. In this free public lecture, historian and author Donald Hickey examines the leading myths of the battle. He explains where the myths came from and why they are so durable.
Sackets Harbor played a pivotal role in the War of 1812. Learn how Sackets fits into a multifaceted war, culminating in the Battle of New Orleans.
As an award-winning author, Don is called “the dean of 1812 scholarship” by the New Yorker magazine. Professor Hickey teaches history at Wayne State College in Nebraska. He is the author of eleven books and more than a hundred articles on the War of 1812 and its causes. Don is best known for his book The War of 1812: A Forgotten Conflict (Bicentennial edition, 2012).
Illustration of the Battle of New Orleans provided.