image courtesy of The Historic New Orleans Collection | Licence: All Rights Reserved
image courtesy of The Historic New Orleans Collection | Licence: All Rights Reserved

Capture of American Gun Vessels off New Orleans Decr. 1814 drawn by Lt. Wm. Hole, R. N.

Date

December 1814

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View of 5 American gunboats containing about 170 sailors commanded by Lieutenant Thomas Ap Catesby Jones surrounded by 33 British barges and sloops with around 1,000 men commanded by Captain Nicholas Lockyer. Scene depicts the Battle of Lake Borgne which occurred December 14, 1814. British lost 17 men, 77 wounded; U. S. lost 10 with 35 wounded, and the rest taken prisoner. Medium: Watercolour

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image courtesy of The Historic New Orleans Collection

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