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On the Battle of New Orleans and so much more... Much on naval events...



Item # 650295

March 4, 1815

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, March 4, 1815  The issue begins with a great editorial concerning the end of the War of 1812, beginning: "The last six months is the proudest period in the history of the republic. The review presents us with a galaxy of glorious war deeds, terminating in an honorable peace, happily signed in the very arms of victory..." with much more, taking all of pages 1 & 2 and over half of page 3.
Also in this issue are: "War Events" with reports from New Orleans on that famous battle and taking two pages, and includes three letters signed in type: Andrew Jackson. Even more on the War of 1812 including a very lengthy: "Copy of a Letter from Commodore Decatur to the Secretary of the Navy". Even more on the war as well
Sixteen pages, 6 by 9 3/4 inches, foxing, otherwise in good condition.

This newspaper began in 1811 and was a prime source for national political news of the first half of the 19th century. As noted in Wikipedia it: "...(was) one of the most widely-circulated magazines in the United States...Devoted primarily to politics...considered an important source for the history of the period."

Category: War of 1812

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