In this episode, I talk with Ed Branley, author, historian, podcaster and contributor at GoNOLA.com. Together, we dive into the Battle of New Orleans.
Imagine this: You are standing in Jackson Square. You look up at Andrew Jackson atop his horse and wonder why he's there. Sure, you know about the battle of New Orleans, but what was New Orleans like in the period leading up to the War of 1812?
As the battle approached, what did New Orleanians think and feel about it? What did they think would be the outcome? How about the major players in the battle itself?
Listen in as we discuss these ideas and more. By the end of today's show, you'll get a sense of the battle itself, and also of New Orleans in the early 1800s. I enjoyed the conversation and know you will, too!