Few artifacts from the Battle of New Orleans convey the human impact of the event as vividly as the original letters, notes, and reports from the men who were actually there. These primary documents are the most direct window historians have for understanding and interpreting the events of December 1814–January 1815, as well as the underlying motives of the characters involved.

The Williams Research Center possesses a treasure trove of original documents, all of which are available for study. Microfilm of documents from other repositories is also available.

MSS 14. Villeré (Jacques Philippe) Papers, 1813–1815. The collection consists of correspondence and official communications on the defense of New Orleans in 1814–1815, particularly the obstruction of Bayous Terre-aux-Boeufs and Lafourche, and the problem of providing arms and supplies. Of special interest are letters treating the arrest, examination and release of suspected British spies; letters on the possibility of British-incited slave revolts; and T. Robertson’s letter against Anglo-American wartime trade. Also included in the collection are military roster reports, returns for provisions, and receipts for prisoners of war. 106 items. 1813–1815. Papers.

MSS 15. Monroe (James) Letter, 11 April 1827. Monroe, Oak Hill [Loudoun County, Va.], to “Dear Sir,” mentioning Andrew Jackson’s gallant defense of New Orleans, and advising the addressee not to publish his correspondence with Jackson, or testimonials of him, which might be seen by the public as an attempt to influence the impending election. 1 item. 11 April 1827. Letter (correspondence).

MSS 16. Darby (William) Letter, 7 April 1815. Darby, New Orleans, to Levin Wailes, Opelousas, La. Describes Jackson’s taking leave from his army on the day before and his grand review of his troops. Includes comments concerning an almanac Darby was looking for and a bill from Congress to cut the army to 20,000 men. 1 item. 7 April 1815. Letter (correspondence).

MSS 17. Monroe (James) Letter, 13 October 1814. Monroe, War Department, to His Excellency, Governor Willie Blount, Nashville, Tenn., informing him of an expected British attack on New Orleans and Mobile, and asking that 7,500 Tennessee militiamen be immediately transported across the river to Jackson’s command. 1 item. 13 October 1814. Letter (correspondence).

MSS 18. Tousard (Louis de) Letter, 9 January 1815. Tousard, New Orleans, to John Clement Stocker, Philadelphia, describing the Battle of Chalmette that occurred on the day before with particular attention to the aftermath. He describes the care of prisoners and wounded and cites their locations in the city. The letter also lists strengths of the British army and the units involved in the action. 1 item. 9 January 1815. Letter (correspondence).

MSS 19. Latour (Arsène Lacarrière) Letter, 10 April 1815. Latour, New Orleans, to Major General David B. Morgan, New Orleans. Concerns the defeat of Morgan’s forces on the West Bank in the recent battle. Asks Morgan to defend his actions in writing and to forward to Latour a release to the press for inclusion in his historical memoir. 1 item. 10 April 1815. Letter (correspondence).

MSS 21. Bartholomew Schaumburg Letter, 25 January 1815. S[c]haumburg, New Orleans, to My dear General [James Wilkinson], on national and local political-military news, chiefly the battle at New Orleans; roles of individuals in it; Jackson’s strategy and conflicts with local persons, especially W. C. C. Claiborne; the failure of the defense plan; victory celebrations; attempts to regain slaves taken off by the British; and news of family and friends. 1 item. 25 January 1815. Letter (correspondence).

MSS 27. Kavenagh (Charles) Affidavit, 10 February 1815. Statement regarding Major Charles Kavenagh’s horse, which was killed in battle. Statement signed by Michel Molton and John W. Gibson and sworn before Thomas Nichols, Justice of the Peace, New Orleans. 1 item. 10 February 1815. Affidavit.

MSS 35. Ross (George T.) Affidavit, 14 February 1815. Sworn affidavit of February 14, 1815, regarding Col. George T. Ross’s horse, which was killed in the January 8, 1815, battle. Signed by Joseph Pedrage and Christopher Adams and sworn before John P. Sanderson, Justice of the Peace, New Orleans. 1 item. 14 February 1815. Affidavit.

MSS 36. Note Announcing Peace Treaty at Ghent, 14 February 1815. Document dated “At Mons. Boré 12 o’clock on Sunday 19th Feby 1815,” stating that Captain [James] Kempe announced the signing of the peace treaty at Ghent and the surrender of Fort Bowyer (Ala.) to the British. Also mentions that Edward Livingston and Captain White brought the news. Captain Kempe commanded the Adams Troop of the Mississippi Dragoons. 1 item. 14 February 1815. Memorandum.

MSS 55. You (Dominique) Papers, 1812–1813. The collection consists of official papers on the voyages of and goods and ships taken by the French corsair Le Pandoure and her captain, Dominique You. One item describes the near destruction of the ship and serious injury to Captain You from a storm on the Mississippi River (August 19, 1812) below New Orleans. Also included in the collection are receipts on amounts paid by Benetaud against You’s debts and on You’s payment to Benetaud. 11 items. 1812–1813. Papers.

MSS 56. Laffite (Pierre and Jean) Collection, 1813. Variant spellings: Lafitte, Laffitte. The collection consists of three items concerning the Lafitte brothers and their ships. The first is an unsigned request for a letter of marque for the Lafitte-owned and -commanded Diligente. The second item is a certificate of inspection at New Orleans for a Lafitte-connected vessel. The last item is the roll of crew for the Diligente, listing the name, rank, age, and birthplace of each crew member. 3 items. 1813. Collection.

MSS 70. Rhea (John) Letter, 23 August 1815. Rhea, Sullivan Courthouse, to Major General Andrew Jackson, discussing the possibility of Rhea’s succeeding Joseph Anderson as senator from Tennessee. Also mentions newspaper accounts of the allied posers’ operation against France and James Carither’s report of Jackson’s good health in Nashville after leaving New Orleans. 1 item. 23 August 1815. Letter (correspondence).

MSS 78. Jackson (Andrew) Letter, 29 May 1817. Jackson, Nashville, to His Excellency David Holmes, Gov. M[ississippi] Territory, requesting his approval for payment of sums due John A. Allen of Madison County and his men for service during the War of 1812. Jackson mentions a letter from Allen enclosing another from the paymaster at New Orleans and urges payment, noting that the men’s mustering officer, Robert Hays, was appointed such by the president. 1 item. 29 May 1817. Letter (correspondence).

MSS 100. Ste-Gême Papers. The papers of Henri de Ste-Gême include details on the manufacture of sugar and detailed accounts of New Orleans social life, people, and events as well as personal military papers from service in Santo Domingo and the Louisiana Militia (1802–1816). 849 items. 1799–1904 : 1767–1842. Papers.

MSS 102. Butler Family Papers, 1778–1975. Correspondence and other papers of the family of Edward George Washington Butler (1800–1888) and his wife Frances Parke Lewis, including letters from Andrew Jackson. Also contains papers of Andrew Hynes (1812–1815), adjutant general of Tennessee, and those of the Tennessee Militia for the years 1812–1815. Printed military orders, acts, and registers (1815–1870) concerned with Indian treaties, and western frontier defenses complete the collection. 2,134 items. 1778–1975 : bulk dates 1830–1900. Papers.

MSS 141. Robert Fulton Letter, 18 November 1814. Letter from Fulton to John R. Livingston, New Orleans, giving business instructions. He mentions a letter to Edward Livingston, John’s older brother, and also a possible British or Spanish attack on New Orleans. 1 item. 18 November 1814. Letter (correspondence).

MSS 151. James Wilkinson Letter, 29 March 1813. James Wilkinson, New Orleans, to Captain John Ballinger, acting commander at the Balize, giving military and personal advice, and informing Ballinger he will be away for two to three weeks, leaving Colonel Courtant in command. 1 item. 29 March 1813. Letter (correspondence).

MSS 185. Andrew Hynes Papers, 1814–1847. This collection consists primarily of the personal, financial, and military correspondence of Andrew Hynes. Military records in the collection (1814–1823) include the returns of many of the brigades of the Tennessee Militia, letters from Governor Blount informing him about British operations and congratulating him and the entire Tennessee Militia for their part in the American victory at the Battle of New Orleans, and correspondence dealing with the normal operation of the militia (1813–1825). 64 items. 1814–1847. Papers.

MSS 186. Robert Aitchison Memoir. The unpublished memoir deals with Aitchison’s early career in the Royal Navy and is primarily concerned with his experiences in the Napoleonic Wars and the War of 1812, including the Battle of New Orleans. Also included are his experiences and observations while on the North American Station, 1817–1819; and his experiences searching for smugglers off the Shetland Islands, 1826–1827. 1 item. 1808–1827. Manuscript volume. Note: The Historic New Orleans has published an annotated transcription of this manuscript.

MSS 194. James Stirling Memorandum, 1813 March 17. Memorandum written by Capt. James Stirling in London to Lord Viscount Robert Melville, First Lord of the Admiralty, regarding the condition of Louisiana and assessing the possibilities for British invasion. Stirling discusses Louisiana’s agricultural potential and commercial relationship with the interior of the United States. Gulf Coast harbors and the defenses of New Orleans are evaluated. Commentary includes the state of the local militia; Gen. James Wilkinson; the condition of American naval forces; summer quarters for the militia; and rumors of an American campaign against Florida. Stirling proposes two methods of blocking the Mississippi River and various plans for naval harassment of American forces. 1 item. 1813 March 17. Memorandum.

MSS 196. Edward Nicholls and William H. Percy Letters, 1814 August–September. This collection consists of four letters from Lt. Col. Edward Nicholls, commander of the British forces in the Floridas, and Capt. William H. Percy, senior officer of the Gulf of Mexico. They were signed and certified as true copies by Gov. William C. C. Claiborne in the same year. Nicholls and Percy attempted to persuade the citizens of New Orleans, the Kentuckians residing in Louisiana, and Jean Lafitte to cooperate with the British in effecting the fall of the city. The British offered the citizens of New Orleans relief from “the American usurpation,” and the Kentuckians free navigation of the Mississippi River and the right to deposit in New Orleans. The Baratarians were offered protection of their property, a full pardon, and land in the British colonies. In return, they were to give their vessels to the British and end harassment of the Spanish. 4 items. 1814 August–September. Letters.

MSS 198. 10th Regiment Louisiana Militia Provision Returns. This collection consists of various provision returns for the 10th Regiment of the Louisiana Militia under the command of Col. Robert Young from December 1814 through February 1815. Provision returns for rations are the majority of the collection. These returns are filed by company commanders, the commander of the militia and his staff officers, the paymaster, and the surgeon. They list the number of officers, the number of men, the number of days covered by the return, and the number of rations requested. Returns for rations and all other provision returns give the date, place of issue, and name of issuing officer. The provision returns for the surgeon are particularly interesting as they list the number of men in the infirmary at the time of the return. Many returns designate the location of the troops; frequent locations are Camp Morgan, Camp Jackson, and “On the Mississippi.” 272 Items. 1814–1815.

MSS 199. Depositions Concerning Slaves Liberated by British Forces after the Battle of New Orleans. This collection contains a series of bound statements, taken in 1821, concerning slaves allegedly carried off by British forces as they retreated from Louisiana in 1815. The names, ages, sex, occupation, and general condition of the slaves are mentioned in most cases. Owners and witnesses identify themselves, their professions, and their places of residence. In November 1824, depositions were given by men who had met with the British to negotiate the return of the slaves. Two missions, one in February 1815 and the other in March 1815, were dispatched to the British fleet at anchor off Ship Island and to the encampment at Dauphin Island; only a handful elected to return to their masters. Copies of five letters are also included. The first is from Gen. Andrew Jackson, asking agents of the planters to wait until peace negotiations are formalized before contacting the British. The second, from Gov. William C. C. Claiborne, outlines the British position against forcing freed slaves to return. 1 Item. ca. 1825. Report.

MSS 200. Andrew Jackson Collection. The collection consists of ten letters and a broadside by and about Gen. Andrew Jackson. The letters deal primarily with events surrounding the Battle of New Orleans and Jackson’s leadership of the Tennessee Militia during the Creek uprising in Mississippi. Also included is a letter from General Jackson to Nicholas Girod, mayor of New Orleans, praising the citizens for their “unanimity and public zeal.” The collection also contains a signed list of officers recommended by Jackson for brevet commission for gallant conduct during the New Orleans and Pensacola campaigns. 11 items. 1813–1821. Papers.

MSS 201. Jordan B. Noble Collection. African American Jordan B. Noble (ca. 1800–1880) was a young volunteer drummer for the 7th US Infantry Regiment during the Battle of New Orleans. He is sometimes mistakenly associated with the Free Colored Battalions. The collection contains an 1867 photograph of Noble, an undated envelope, a certificate, and two letters, including information about Noble’s adventures in the army. 5 items. 1867–1881. Papers. See also MSS 216, Creole Historic Exhibit Collection, and curatorial accessions 1974.25.5.73 and 1974.25.27.203 for photographs of Jordan Noble.

MSS 202. George and James M. Ross Letters, 1815 January 15. These two letters, written by George Ross and his son, James Ross, are addressed to John Chestnut of Camden, Kershaw District, South Carolina. After discussing family news and business, mainly land transactions and the settlement of the Sutton estate, each mentions the effects of the British invasion of Louisiana on their home in Dickson County, Tennessee. 2 items. 1815 January 15. Letters.

MSS 203. David B. Morgan Order, 1815 January 24. Contemporary copy of an order written by General Morgan, at the headquarters of the drafted militia at Camp Morgan, instructing Captain Johnston to march without delay with two hundred of his best troops to Piernas Canal and to place himself under the command of Maj. Gen. Villeré. 1 item. 1815 January 24. Order (military record).

MSS 204. John Coffee Note, 1815 January 9. Brigadier General John Coffee, at camp below New Orleans, to General William Carroll, requesting that the clothing deposited with Carroll for Coffee’s men be delivered to Quartermaster Doxy. Coffee and Carroll were officers of the Tennessee Volunteers. 1 item. 1815 January 9. Letter (correspondence).

MSS 205. Andrew Jackson Letter, 1814 Oct. 27. A. J., Pearces Mills, Alabama Territory, to Harry Toulman, Fort Stoddart. Jackson requests a pilot to assist him in military preparations for the upcoming battle of New Orleans. 1 item. 1814 Oct. 27. Letter (correspondence).

MSS 206. Statement of Private Property Seized from J. Delgado by US Army Troops. Manuscript statement of private property requisitioned by U.S. forces, possibly for the use of the garrison at Fort St. John. 1 item. Document.

MSS 207. Alexander Cochrane Permit to Pass, 1815 March 2. The permit to pass, signed by Admiral Cochrane, instructs the officers of His Majesty’s ships to allow Monsieur Francois Lambert, a subject of France, to travel to and from Havana to New Orleans and back on any neutral vessel. Lambert must carry a certificate stating that none of the passengers or crew is a United States citizen, and he must carry a muster roll containing the names and descriptions of all on board. Each person on the ship must have a pass from his resident country’s minister or representative to the United States. 1 item. 1815 March 2. Permit.

MSS 208. Thomas L. Butler, “To The Citizens of New Orleans” 15 December, 1814. Notice from the 7th Military District Headquarters admonishing the public to stay calm in the face of British invasion and warning against aiding the enemy. Clipping. 1 item.

MSS 209. War of 1812 in Georgia Documents. Includes a December 1814 Daniel Stewart letter to Gov. Peter Early regarding Georgia militia rifles, and a manuscript transcription, dated 1841, of an official report and cover letter dated 13 and 16 January 1815 from Captain A. A. Massias, 1st U.S. Rifle Regiment, concerning the British attack on an American battery near Point Peter, Georgia, on 13 January 1815. 2 items.

MSS 210. Bethel Allen Appraisal, 1815 February 21. This affidavit, taken by Elizah Detter and John H. Paschall, certifies that Capt. Bethal Allen of Gen. John Coffee’s brigade of mounted gunners, had his horse shot from under him during the action between the American and British forces on or about 1 January 1815. Allen’s service in General Coffee’s brigade is certified by Adjt. Gen. Robert Butler. The horse is valued at $145.00. 1 item. 1815 February 21. Appraisal.

MSS 211. William Carroll Letters, 1814–1815. This collection contains correspondence of Gen. William Carroll. The first of these letters, written on 21 October 1814, orders Carroll to requisition five thousand troops from Tennessee and to march them to General Jackson’s command in New Orleans. Carroll, by order of Tennessee governor Willie Blount and the Department of War, was also instructed to order out three thousand of the militia infantry of the Second Division to rendezvous in Nashville on November 13, and to proceed to New Orleans by water. Carroll’s letter of 22 July 1815, written on behalf of the veterans of the Tennessee Militia who served at the Battle of New Orleans, discussed the payment of pensions to veterans and widows. 2 items. 1814–1815. Letters.

MSS 212. Nathan Torrey Verses. On the signal Victory obtained over the British troops at New Orleans, January 8th, 1815, by General Andrew Jackson, and the brave troops under his command. 1 Item. 1815 March 24.

MSS 213. United States Army Morning Reports, 1814–1815. The collection contains morning reports from several of the companies deployed in and around New Orleans during the months of December 1814, and January–February 1815. The morning reports include those of the Seventh Infantry, commanded by Capt. Alexander White; the Mississippi Militia, commanded by Capt. Nathan Luse; the artillery garrison at Fort St. Charles, commanded by Capt. Enoch Humphrey; and the mounted rangers of the Tenth Regiment, under the command of Captain Adams. The reports list the number of men fit for active duty. 5 items. 1814–1815. Reports.

MSS 320. Brigadier General Thomas Flournoy Order. Undated manuscript General Order believed to have been dictated by Brigadier General Thomas Flournoy relating to wartime security of New Orleans and its inhabitants in the event of "alarm occasioned by insurrection or a sudden irruption of the enemy..." Between March 1813 and April 1814. D, 2 pp. on 1 sheet, 1 item.

MSS 429. Andrew Jackson Newspaper Clippings. This collection consists of newspaper clippings that relate to Jackson’s presidential nomination, and the recognition of the consul general of Spain and Creek Indians in Alabama. 4 Items. 1823–1833.

MSS 499. Battle of New Orleans Newspaper Collection. This collection assembles diverse national and international newspaper coverage of the War of 1812 and particularly the Battle of New Orleans in 1814–15. Titles include the New Orleans Gazette, National Intelligencer, The Times (London), American Mercury, New England Palladium & Commercial Advertiser, Boston Patriot, New York Herald, New York Spectator, Newburyport Herald, Niles Weekly Register, Columbian Centinel, Essex Register, New Hampshire Patriot, Charleston Courier, Yankee (Boston), and National Aegis. 1814–1815. Newspapers.

MSS 555. Arsène Lacarrière-Latour Archives. Rich collection of documents, notes, correspondence and ephemera relating to the Battle of New Orleans and Latour’s service, used in Latour’s writing of his Historical Memoir (1816). Includes several unpublished eyewitness accounts as well as copies of official messages from James Monroe to the governors of Kentucky and Tennessee that convey his doubt about the battle’s outcome; these communications were later removed from the official government copybook in Washington, possibly to avoid embarrassing Monroe. 53 items. 1814–1817.

MSS 557. The William C. Cook War of 1812 in the South Collection. This extensive collection of documents, publications, and artifacts was gathered over a period of forty years by private collector William C. Cook of Nashville; it was the largest collection of such materials in private hands prior to its acquisition by THNOC. The Cook Collection’s subject is the War of 1812 in the South, with particular focus on the Battle of New Orleans and on Andrew Jackson. It includes printed broadsides, rare books and pamphlets, manuscript correspondence, and much more. 200+ items.

MSS 594. Documents Relating to the Refund of Andrew Jackson’s Fine. Two 1840s manuscript documents from Louisiana and Washington, relating to the refund of a fine paid by Andrew Jackson in the US District Court at New Orleans in March, 1815. 2 items.

MSS 644.1. Letter from P. F. DuBourg to Brig. Gen. Thomas Flournoy. 1814 March 3. DuBourg, writing from the Collections Office in New Orleans, requests of Gen. Flournoy, commanding the 7th Military District, a sergeant's guard to join a detachment ordered to a point "three or four leagues above Plaquemines" as well as a "craft large enough to carry them." 1 item. Document.

MSS 644.2. Copy of a Report from Maj. Jean-Baptiste Plauché, and a Copy of an Order from Col. George T. Ross. 1814 December 23–26. Plauché’s report, dated from his camp upon Bayou Saint John, conveys his actions upon hearing of the enemy’s presence at Villeré’s plantation. 1 item. Document.

MSS 645. Manuscript Letter from Laura Eugenie Florian to Lydia Latrobe Roosevelt Concerning the Battle of New Orleans. 1815 January 9. Florian gives a young woman’s perspective of the British invasion, beginning with an account of the Battle of Lake Borgne of December 14, 1814, and the public reactions to news of the British landing downriver. Florian also describes the treatment of wounded prisoners, the support activities of women in the city, and the requisition of household goods, and relates news of prominent females of her acquaintance. 1 item.

MSS 688. Letter of Major John Michell, Royal Artillery, to his Wife, Jane Elizabeth Michell. 1815 January 22. Major Michell, writing from H.M. Ship Royal Oak, Off the Mississippi, mentions his involvement in the successful action on the West Bank under Colonel Thornton as well as his impressions of Louisiana. 1 item.

MSS 696. Andrew Jackson Letter to General J. B. Plauché, 1841 December 30. The letter concerns Jackson’s financial difficulties due to a crop failure and Plauché’s offer of a considerable loan. Jackson expresses his appreciation for Plauché’s generosity but wishes to know whether extending the loan will cause any problems for his friend. 1 item.

MSS 708. Letter from Governor William C. C. Claiborne to Maj. Gen. Jacques-Philippe Villeré, 1814 August 12. Claiborne writes to Villeré concerning President Madison’s requisition of one thousand Louisiana Militia infantry troops to counter the threat of British invasion during the War of 1812, and particularly desires that Villeré will take steps to counter British attempts “to excite our black population to Insurrection and massacre.” 1 item.

MSS 715. Robert L. Cobb Letters Concerning the Battle of New Orleans. Two manuscript letters of William L. Cobb, regimental surgeon in John Coffee’s brigade of West Tennessee militia volunteers. 1814 October 4 and 1815 February 3. 1 folio volume, 2 ALS tipped in, 1 item.

MSS 716. Capt. C. R. Hicks Letter to William C. C. Claiborne, 1814 December 30. Hicks writes to the governor that his men can hear artillery fire—probably the repulse of the British advance of Dec. 28—all the way in Donaldsonville, but predicts that American arms will prevail against the threat. He also relays news of naval prizes brought ashore at Grand Cheniere, including 3 slaves and beeswax. 1 item.

54-25-L. Jackson (Andrew) Ephemera. Invitation to a ball given at the Southern Exchange in Natchez in honor of Gen. Jackson, “Honor To The Brave,” January 13, 1840. 1 item.

59-129-L. Etienne Boré Receipt. 1815. Receipt signed by Etienne Boré for expenses incurred by the Tennessee Army when quartered on his land. 1 item.

72-105-L.1. Cantrell & Read Invoice. Invoice for supplies (ranging from hospital goods to mules), for transportation of Tennessee volunteers, and for two hundred flatboats, wagons, cartage and drayage. 19th January 1813. $5,072.88. 1 item.

75-231-L. Jackson-Kirkman Receipt. 1816 July 11. Receipt, dated July 11, 1816, authorizing payment for supplies used during Jackson’s defense of New Orleans. 1 item.

76-47-L. “The Battle of New Orleans” Poem by Thomas Dunn English describing the Battle of New Orleans, “as remembered (in fact or fancy) by an old woodsman who fought in it.” A 1945 manuscript transcription of a c. 1885 poem by Thomas Dunn English (1819–1902), written from the point of view of a Tennessee rifleman who went to battle under the command of William Carroll. The poem gives a romantic account of the death of British general Edward Pakenham, as well as the losses of other officers and regiments in the British Army. D, 11 pp., 1 item. The transcription is accompanied by a manuscript note from the transcriptionist, Ida Jutte Penniman (1886–1970), addressing the poem to an acquaintance, Samuel J. Houston of Philadelphia. ANS, 1 p., 1 item.

76-108-L. Pierce Butler Deposition. 1812 September 26. Deposition given by Pierce Butler, Butler’s Farm, Philadelphia, stating his knowledge relative to the investigation of John Ryan acting as a spy on behalf of the enemy during the War of 1812. Butler was a senator from South Carolina, a soldier in the Revolutionary War, and a member of the federal constitutional convention. John Ryan was under sentence of death as a British spy. ANS, 1 page, 1 item.

76-131-L. Copy of the Abraham Redwood Ellery Manuscript. “Notes on the Retreat of the English 1815” along with photostats of the three maps from the volume. Original date 1815; copies 1975. These reproductions come from the Manuscripts Division, New York Public Library. 4 items.

1959.30.8. Talbott Commission. Engraved, printed commission by “Issac Shelby, Governor of The Said Commonwealth, to John M. Talbott…Surgeon in the Thirteenth Regiment of Militia.” Issued in 1814. 1 item. Printed military commission. THNOC also holds the c. 1814 field surgical instruments used by John Talbott and manufactured by Eberle.

2004.0257. Battle of New Orleans Commemorative Letter of D. S. Palmer to Samuel Clement. 1827 November 12. ALS, 1 item.

2011.0424. Pay warrant for British Army officers after the Battle of New Orleans. 1815 March 18. Pay warrant by order of Maj. Gen. Sir John Lambert, regarding compensation for specific officers in the amount of 746 pounds, 8 shillings, and 4 pence. Signed H. G. Smith, Military Secretary, at Dauphin Island, and addressed to Henry Scovell, Esquire, Assistant Deputy Paymaster General. This document was signed less than a week after news of the treaty ratification ending the War of 1812 had arrived in New Orleans. The annexed return naming officers and specific amounts to be paid was apparently separated from the cover document, and is not included. DS, 1 p., 1 item. A similar item can be found in the Cook Collection. A third example from the Peninsular Campaign is signed by Samuel Gibbs.


50-61-L. Sesquicentennial of the Battle of New Orleans Collection, 1964–1965. Collection includes lectures, pamphlets, stamps, newspaper clippings and other publications detailing the celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Battle of New Orleans. 55 items. 1964–1965. Collection.

85-98-L. The Battle of New Orleans Sesquicentennial Celebration Commission Papers, 1964–1971. Includes correspondence and minutes, clippings, printed pamphlets, brochures and invitations. 53 items. 1964–1971. Papers.

2010.0065 Battle of New Orleans Sesquicentennial Envelope. 1965 January 8. Includes Battle of New Orleans postage stamp, which is postmarked first day of issue. 1 item.


National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) Index to Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Soldiers who served in the War of 1812. NARA microform publication M229. 3 reels.

Louisiana/War of 1812 Documents from the British National Archives. Selected microfilmed records of the Admiralty Office, the Colonial Office, the Foreign Office, and the War Office relating to the War of 1812, the Louisiana Purchase, and Anglo-American relations, 1800–1816. Call no. MF 2. Accession no. 2007.0064. 18 reels.

Louisiana/War of 1812 Documents from the UK National Maritime Museum. Selected microfilmed documents held by the Caird Library of the UK National Maritime Museum. Includes personal and official papers of Sir Edward Codrington, Sir Pulteny Malcolm, Sir John Bolase Warren, Sir George Cockburn, Sir David Milne, Sir Walker Owen Pell, and Admiral Edward Hawker, relating to the War of 1812 and the British Expedition to the Gulf of Mexico, 1814–15. Call no. MF 3. Accession no. 2007.0064. 18 reels.

Louisiana/War of 1812 Documents from the National Library of Scotland. This microfilm collection includes selected volumes from the Alexander F. I. Cochrane Papers and Correspondence and the Papers of G. R. Gleig held by the Manuscripts Division of the National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh. Call no. MF 4. Accession no. 2009.0080. 10 reels.

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